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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 2+1j Tufted Duck, 271 Lapwing, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 AVOCET, 18 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Kestrel, 1 Common Gull, Grey Partridge heard calling only, 12 Yellow Wagtail, c.1200 Starling (Nigel Smith and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 GARGANEY, 3 Little Egret, 80 Teal, 11 Shelduck, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 6 Oystercatcher, 190 Lapwing, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 PEREGRINE, 1 BARN OWL, 4 COMMON TERN, 1 Common Gull (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1a+1j MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ringed Plover, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 70 Lapwing, 1 TREE PIPIT S at 08.15 (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke – 1 Kestrel (independent juv/1cy); 6 Pied Wagtail (fam party); 4 Cormorant SW; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Greenfinch; 7 (1s) Linnet; 1 f/j Blackcap; 1s Swallow over; 1 Stock Dove; 3c Chiffchaff; 1 Sand Martin over; 2 Pied Wagtail (independent js; Swift – present – light but noticeable SW movement mid-morning (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 1a PEREGRINE; 2 RAVEN; 6 Cormorant (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Firsby Res. (SK4995) – 1 Moorhen; 7 Mallard; 2 Grey Heron; 1 Buzzard; 1m Kestrel; 3 Swift; 20+ Swallow; 2 Goldfinch; 2+ Linnet: 3 Buzzard; 1s Stock Dove; 1+ Swift; 1+ House Martin; 1 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Green Woodpecker (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough (Newton) Ings – 10 (2yj) Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Cormorant, 4 (1vyj) Moorhen, 12 (4j) Coot, 30 Lapwing, 4 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kestrel, 1s Yellowhammer, the first here for many years (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 10 (3j) Mute Swan; 46 Canada Goose; 34 Tufted Duck; 2 Oystercatcher; 1 Common Sandpiper; 40 Black-headed Gull; 1 Herring Gull; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 14 Swift; 2 Sand Martin; 1 Swallow; 2 Yellow Wagtail; 8+c Reed Warbler; 1 Willow Warbler; 12 Chiffchaff; 28+ Long-tailed Tit in 2 parties (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1 Little Egret, 1 SPOONBILL E, 3 LRP, 2 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 COMMON TERN, 1j STONECHAT (Daz Watson)

IDLE VALLEY – Hagg Lane Flash – 56 Little Egret (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane – 1m GARGANEY, 3 (2j) LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 (1j) Redshank (Steve Furber). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR – 3 Wigeon, 1vyj+2vyj Great Crested Grebe, 1f+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 HOBBY, 3c (1fgj) Water Rail, 3 Oystercatcher, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 11 (3j) COMMON TERN, 50 Swift, 1+ Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 BEARDED TIT (Richard Scott, Allen Holmes, Adrian Andruchiw, Jenny Kingsland, Sue Cullen, Sue Richardson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 1 RUDDY SHELDUCK, 27 GC Grebe, 3 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 COMMON TERN (Adrian Scutt and Col Neale)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings – 1j CUCKOO, 2 WILLOW TIT and 2 Treecreeper (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly bright but cloudy with plenty of sunshine; very occasional clear skies and overcast period; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +10.8°C to +22.3°C to +19.0°C. Wind: 7mph-18mph wholly from SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1014hPa-1019hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waning gibbous (82%)
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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