July 12, 2019


Thursday 11th July 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Teal, 8 Little Egret, 3 Oystercatcher, 5 AVOCET, 1 Ringed Plover, c.180 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 14 Snipe, 1 GULL-BILLED TERN through most of the day; 1a PEREGRINE (Danny Fardell, Gary Stones, Adam Hutt et al)

The Gull-billed Tern © Colin Bradford 2019
Gull-billed Tern © Chris Robinson 2019

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 9 Shelduck, 1 GARGANEY, 1 BITTERN, 4 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 12 Cormorant, 1 Buzzard, 3 GC Grebe, 4 Oystercatcher, 90 Lapwing, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 COMMON TERN, 1j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 91 Herring Gull, 25 LBB Gull, (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 7 (6j) Mallard; 1 Grey Heron; 2j Grey Wagtail; 1 Buzzard; 1c Nuthatch; 1s Song Thrush; 3 Swift; 1 Blackcap; 1 Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 11 (3j) Mute Swan; 2 Greylag Goose; 30 Canada Goose; 39 Tufted Duck; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Dunlin; 14 Lapwing; 1 Herring Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 2 Swift; 5s Skylark; 1 Swallow; 3 Yellow Wagtail; 2s Blackcap; 1s Whitethroat; 5+c Reed Warbler; 6s Chiffchaff; 1s Willow Warbler; 6 Long-tailed Tit; 15 Carrion Crow (2 fam party); 1c Tree Sparrow; 3s Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKES – 7 Shelduck, 7 Pochard, 5 Grey Heron, 10 Little Egret, c.120 Lapwing, 9 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 19 (2j+3j) COMMON TERN, c.10 Swallow, 1s Sedge Warbler, 1s Reed Warbler, 1s Whitethroat, 8j Yellow Wagtail, 3s Yellowhammer, 2s Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 20 Cormorant, 7 Little Egret, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel over, 1 HOBBY, 3 Oystercatcher, c.100 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 8 COMMON TERN, 20 Swift west, 1 Kingfisher, Willow Warbler – adults feeding newly fledged young on the Access Track, 1 Song Thrush (Sue and Roger Bird, Dave Carroll, Ian and Janet Heppenstall). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 1 Shelduck and 1 RUDDY SHELDUCK (Clive Featherstone)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings – 1 Dunlin (Clive Featherstone)


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast until midday; then mainly cloudy but bright with prolonged sunny periods until early evening; then overcast with some rain thereafter. Visibility: very good, very occasionally poor until 1000hrs; then mainly excellent, occasionally good thereafter. Temperatures: +17°C to +15°C to +24°C to +15°C. Wind: 6mph-14mph mainly from the SW quarter, very occasionally WNW. Surface Pressure: 1014hPa-1010hPa-1011hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW occluded front moved SW over the District during the evening.


MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous (72%)
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office

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