July 31, 2019


Tuesday 30th July 2019

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It is with sadness that I have to report the recent passing of Jim Hickson who was a long-term member of the DDOS and an inveterate travelling birder. He will be greatly missed. An obituary will follow shortly.


DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 5+1j Mute Swan, 11 Canada Geese, 3 Greylag, 29 Gadwall, 11 Pochard, 3 Mallard, 2f+1j Tufted Duck, 2 Shoveler, 4+3j Great Crested Grebe, 4+1j Little Grebe, 5 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 186+5j Coot, 2 Moorhen and 3 BH Gull. 1cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1m+1j Green Woodpecker and 2 Bullfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+3j Mute Swan, 38 Canada Geese, 34+24j Gadwall, 10+9j Tufted Duck, 16 Mallard, 1f Pochard, 10 Little Grebe, 2 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 144 Coot, 11 Lapwing, 5 Common Sandpiper and 2+3j LBB Gull. Early morning, Peter Kent also had 1 Curlew over and 2+3j Little Ringed Plover (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – The Fleet – 29 Canada Geese, 5 Greylag, 2 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 3 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 14 Lapwing, 2+2j Little Ringed Plover and 1j Ringed Plover) (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings –.8 Mute Swan, 62 Greylag, 38 Canada Geese, 24 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 1 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 1 PEREGRINE, 38 Lapwing, 1 Common Sandpiper and 38 BH Gull (Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 1 CUCKOO (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2j Shelduck over, 4 Wigeon, 180+ Gadwall, 2 GARGANEY, 21+f+4nj Tufted Duck, 2 BITTERN, 9 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 6 Grey Heron, 4 (2j) Great Crested Grebe, 1m+1f+1j MARSH HARRIER, 2+c/js Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 Water Rail, 2 Oystercatcher, 283 Lapwing, 3 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 3 Common Sandpiper, 6 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 23 (9j) COMMON TERN, 3 Stock Dove over, 30 Swift, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 6 BEARDED TIT, 3j Blackcap, 1s Song Thrush, 3 Linnet, (Richard Scott, Gary Dyson, Andy Dalton, Sue Bird, Dave Carroll, Keith Lynes, Michael Bird, Mick Bellas). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG


LOCALWeather: mainly bright but cloudy, occasionally overcast and occasional clear skies. Visibility: mainly very good/good, very occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +17°C to +16°C to +24°C to +1?°C. Wind: 6mph-19mph wholly from SE quarter. Surface Pressure: 1008hPa-1002hPa. Fronts etc.: an occlusion wrapped around a small Atlantic depression centred over the southern counties during the morning and gradually moving north.


MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (4%)

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