July 27, 2019


Saturday 27th July 2019

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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 4 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Sandpiper, 3 Ringed Plover, 4 LRP, 15 Dunlin, 5 WHIMBREL, 1 Snipe, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 PEREGRINE (Gerald Lax and Russ Haywood per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 1 Cormorant; 10 (3j) Mute Swan; 24 (2fer) Greylag Goose; 62 Canada Goose; 12 Tufted Duck; 1 Oystercatcher; 1 Common Sandpiper; 2 Green Woodpecker; 2 Sand Martin; 12 House Martin; 2 Grey Wagtail; 3 Blackcap; 1 Whitethroat; 3s Willow Warbler; c.14 Chiffchaff; 19+ Magpie; 50+ Starling; 6+ Reed Warbler (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 12 LRP, 3 Dunlin, 1 SANDERLING, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 3 Greenshank, 1 WHIMBREL, 2a Yellow-legged Gull (Andy Marshall). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE VALLEY – Newington Flash – 1 SPOONBILL, 2 Black-tailed Godwit (Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 2 Shoveler, 6 Pochard, 200+ Lapwing SW,  1 Black-tailed Godwit flew in but left towards Potteric; 2 Common Sandpiper, c50 Sand Martin, c.10 House Martin, 1 Swallow (Bob Usher and Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Wigeon, 1f+6yj Gadwall, 2 GARGANEY, 4 Little Egret, 1m+1f MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1j PEREGRINE, 2c Water Rail, 1a Ringed Plover, 3 (1j) Little Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 14 (3j) COMMON TERN, 1a MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1 Common Gull, 25 Swift, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2c BEARDED TIT, 30 Sand Martin, 20 Swallow, 10 House Martin (Richard Scott, Chris Bell). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG


LOCALWeather: mainly overcast, with heavy rain on and off throughout the day. Visibility: mainly moderate/good, occasionally very good, very occasionally poor. Temperatures: +18.8°C to +15.6°C to +16.0°C to +14.?°C. Wind: 5mph-17mph wholly from NW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1009hPa-1005hPa-1006hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SE warm front was lying over or close to the District through much of the day.


MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (26%)
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