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Sunday 14th July 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 4a+1chick Little Grebe, 310 Greylag Geese, 1 Teal, 1+4 chick Tufted Duck, c.180 Lapwing, 1+2j AVOCET, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Dunlin, 1a+1chick Redshank, 12 Snipe, 1 Common Gull, 1 LITTLE OWL, 1c Grey Partridge, 1m Yellowhammer (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 14 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 GARGANEY, 72 Teal, 11 Shelduck, 24 broods Tufted Duck, 1 GC Grebe, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Oystercatcher, 4 Redshank, 180 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Snipe, 1 Kestrel, 2 PEREGRINE, 1 BARN OWL, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 4 COMMON TERN (Nigel Smith per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – River Don – 2 (1s) Chiffchaff; 1s Whitethroat; 2+ Kingfisher probable family party; Wren – family party (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby – 2 Bullfinch; 1s Song Thrush; fam party of Wren; 1f/j Kestrel; 3 Swallow; 2s Linnet; 1a Grey Heron SE (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Holt – 1 Tawny Owl and 2 Mistle Thrush (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Lane – c.75 Rook, 2 (1s+1a/c) Whitethroat; 1p (1s) Reed Bunting; 3s Yellowhammer (2 SK4996; 1 SK4997); 1 Stock Dove (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. – 2+ (1s)Willow Warbler; 1a Grey Heron; 5 Mallard; 2 Song Thrush; 1+ Blackcap; 2+ (1fod) Whitethroat; 3 Moorhen; 1s Reed Bunting (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Hooton Cliff – 1 Tawny Owl; 2c Nuthatch; 1s Goldcrest; 2 (1s) Song Thrush; 3 (2s) Chiffchaff; 2s Blackcap; 1s Coal Tit (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Hooton Roberts – Back Lane – 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1 Stock Dove; 2 (1s) Mistle Thrush; 2 fledged js Kestrel; 1p Red-legged Partridge; 1s Yellowhammer; 2 (1s) Whitethroat; 1s Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Hooton Roberts – The Wapping – 3 (1s) Greenfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Rockliffe Road – 5 (poss. fam party) Greenfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 3 Great Crested Grebe; 9 (3j) Mute Swan; 30 Canada Goose; 39 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 1m Sparrowhawk; 2 (1j) Kestrel; 2 Oystercatcher left N; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull left W; 1c LITTLE OWL; 5 Swift; 3 Sand Martin S; 2 Swallow; 1a COMMON TERN; 3 Yellow Wagtail; 3s Blackcap; 4+ Reed Warbler; 3 (1s) Whitethroat; 1c Willow Warbler; 5 (2s) Chiffchaff; 3+c Tree Sparrow (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 12 LRP, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper (Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane (Notts) – 4 LRP, 2 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1m RUFF (Lance Degnan). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – 1 KNOT, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (LJD), 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 3 COMMON TERN (Stuart Churchill and Lance Degnan) Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 13 Shelduck, 2 Wigeon, 71 Mallard, 14 Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 BITTERN, 7 Little Egret, 6 Grey Heron, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 2 (1food) Sparrowhawk, 4 (fam party) Kestrel near the iPort; 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 3c Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher over; 1 Little Ringed Plover, 258 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin over; 2 Green Sandpiper; 1 Redshank over, 12 COMMON TERN, 2 Common Gull, 1 BARN OWL, 1 Kingfisher, 2 (1c+1j) Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 3 BEARDED TIT, 1 Nuthatch (Richard Scott, Tony Elliott, Michael Bird, Jenny Kingsland, Sue Richardson, Allen Holmes, Pete Greaves, Darren Wozencroft, Mark Roberts, Gary Dyson, Sue and Roger Bird, Steve Elliott, The Army Ornithological Society, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Johnny Brown’s Common – 1 Kingfisher (Paddy Martin)

UPTON CP – 1 Common Sandpiper E @0745hrs (Johnny Holliday)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells until 1500hrs; then clear skies with occasional scattered cloud thereafter; some rain in places during the early hours. Visibility: poor/moderate until 0500hrs; good until 0800hrs; then very good until 0400hrs; then good until 1000hrs; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +14°C to +13°C to +19°C to +12°C. Wind: 6mph-2mph E/ESE until 0400hrs; then 3mph-16mph variable in direction but wholly from within the NE quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1024hPa-1025hPa-1024hPa-1025hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Waxing gibbous (94%)
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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