July 26, 2019


Friday 26th July 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Little Egret, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Buzzard, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, Oystercatcher, 260 Lapwing, 8 Snipe, 1j Ringed Plover, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Black-tailed Godwit (inc 1 with a stumpy right leg probably same as on 16/7/18 and a LBB Gull with green darvic MBBP same as last year on 6/10/18 (Gary Stones per Twitter)

Also Jeff Wragg reported details of a colour-ringed AVOCET which attempted to breed at Adwick Washlands this year was ringed see below:

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER (Gerald Lax per Twitter)


DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon – 1 Greenshank S @ 0835hrs and 1 Green Woodpecker (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 2a Little Egret, 11 LRP, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, 2 COMMON TERN, 1 NIGHTJAR, 1 PEREGRINE, 2j STONECHAT (Daz Watson and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE VALLEY – Misson – Slaynes Lane – 2 Water Rail and 1 Green Sandpiper (Mark Roberts). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash – 1 SPOONBILL, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 BLACK TERN (Mark Roberts). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Egret, 3nj GC grebe, 6 Ringed Plover, c.60 Lapwing, 18+ (10+j) COMMON TERN, c.10 (1c/food) Skylark, 3 (1j) Whitethroat, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 1s Reed Bunting, 2m (1s) Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson)


LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies through the early hours; then mainly overcast with rain showers on and off through the rest of the day. Visibility: good/very good throughout. Temperatures: +26.5°C to +20.1°C to +22.6°C to +21.3°C to +22.3°C to +19.3°C. Wind: 7mph-14mph wholly from SE quarter until 0500hrs; then 18mph-5mph wholly from the SW quarter until 1700hrs; then 2mph-3mph wholly from the NW quarter until 2200hrs; then 5mph N thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1009hPa-1010hPa-1008hPa-1011hPa-1009hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S cold front moved E over the District during the late morning and a N/S occluded front did the same during the evening.


MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (36%)
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