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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 4 Little Egret, 5 AVOCET, 3 Oystercatcher, 11 Snipe, 1 Ringed Plover, 2 LRP, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Teal, 3 Yellow Wagtail (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 2a+2chick LRP (Adam Hutt per twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Mexborough North Ings (SE4801) – 100+ Swift, 1 Kingfisher on Dearne, 1 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER heard (Mark Wigglesworth) Also entered on bird track.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GARGANEY, 64 Teal, 11 Shelduck, 24 broods of Tufted Duck, 10 Cormorant, 3 BITTERN, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 3 Black Tailed Godwit, 6 Oystercatcher, 190 Lapwing, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 2 PEREGRINE, 1 BARN OWL, 2 MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 4 COMMON TERN; 1 Kingfisher, 2+j BEARDED TIT (Gerald Lax, Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon – 1 Green Sandpiper (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – 1 BARN OWL (Andy Lakin)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 2 MARSH HARRIER, 9 LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 WOODCOCK, 1 Curlew, 1 COMMON TERN, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 BARN OWL, 8 (2j) NIGHTJAR, 2 PEREGRINE, 3 (1j) STONECHAT, 2 (1j) Yellow Wagtail (Daz Watson, Chip Rhodes, John Robinson, Col Neale and George Day). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER still (Lance Degnan and Bob Usher)

IPORT LAKES – 2 Oystercatcher (no sign of juv); 6+ (2j) Ringed Plover, 1a LRP, 1a+1j Dunlin, 5j COMMON TERN, 2 (1s) Reed Warbler, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR – c250 Gadwall, 30 Pochard, 24 (4j) Tufted Duck, 4 (f+3j) Pheasant, 2 BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2f MARSH HARRIER, 1 HOBBY, 1 PEREGRINE, 138 Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 COMMON TERN, 1a+2j Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2a+3wgj Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, 1c Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 2 WILLOW TIT, 2 House Martin, 1s Reed Warbler, Wren – family party in Beeston Plantation (Sue Bird, Keith Lynes, Dave Carroll, David Harding, Geoff Chatterton, visitor reports, YWT staff)

SKELBROOKE QUARRY – 4 Lapwing and 3 Yellow Wagtail (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

SOUTH KIRKBY – Waste Plant Lagoon – 1a +1j LRP (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)


WENT VALLEY – Went Ings – 1 Greenshank (Adrian Scutt)


LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies with occasional scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: good from 0100hrs to 0400hrs and again from 0800hrs to 0900hrs; very good until 0400hrs; moderate from 0500hrs to 0700hrs; otherwise very good. Temperatures: +14°C to +12°C to +24°C to +19°C. Wind: 3mph SE/SSE until 0100hrs; 5mph-9mph variable from within the SW quarter until 0700hrs; then 9mph to 2mph wholly from within the NW quarter until 2000hrs; then SSW/NW thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1021hPa-1019hPa-1020hPa-1016hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


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