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Thursday 22nd August 2019

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Justin Parker is selling a Hawke Sapphire ED Telescope with zoom lens and stay-on case. He is looking for £300. If interested either contact him direct on Twitter at @jussyblade77 or email me your contact details at sabsgull@hotmail.co.uk and I will ask Justin to contact you.

BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 3 Little Grebe, 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, Yellow Wagtail (Ken Foundation and John Law per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – Mute 2+1j, 4 Little Grebe, 3+j Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mallard, 7 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 6 Cormorant, 202 Coot, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lbb Gull, 1 Blackcap, 2+ Chiffchaff, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Kingfisher (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – Shoveler, Teal, Pochard, 10 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Ringed Plover, 400 Lapwing, 10 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Little Egret, 4 Snipe, 30+ Stock Dove, 1 Kingfisher, c.100 Swift, 1 Kestrel (Gerald Lax per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – The Fleet – 2 Little Ringed Plover and 1 Dunlin (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 1 WHINCHAT (different to yesterday’s bird, brighter), 42 Shoveler, 17 Teal, 1 HOBBY, 1 Yellow Wagtail (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 2a Little Grebe; 3 Cormorant; c.210 Canada Goose+1 grey feral; 60 Tufted Duck; 1 Sparrowhawk E; 1 Kestrel; 68 Lapwing; 4 Herring Gull; 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull; 70 Swift; 3 Blackcap; 1 Reed Warbler; 2 Willow Warbler; 26 (2s) Chiffchaff; 2 Bullfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 3 Little Egret, 1f MARSH HARRIER, 1f Sparrowhawk, 4 LRP, 1 SANDERLING, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 9 Curlew, 2 COMMON TERN, 2 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 1 WHEATEAR, 1m STONECHAT (Daz Watson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 19 (7j) Mute Swan, 1 Wigeon, 130+ (4j) Gadwall, 37 Teal, 17 Shoveler, 37 Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 12 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 5 Little Egret, 12 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 1m+1j MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 HOBBY, 580+ Lapwing, 3 Curlew, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 5 COMMON TERN, 1 (1cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 18 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 70+ Swift SW, 1 Kingfisher, 1f Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, 1 Coal Tit, 3 CETTI’S WARBLER, 15 (1s) Chiffchaff, fam. party of Blackcap (Sue and Roger Bird, David Beresford, Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SKELBROOKE – 1 Common Sandpiper (Paddy Martin)

SOUTH ELMSALL – Wrangbrook STW – 3 Yellow Wagtail (Paddy Martin per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Greenshank W, 3 WHIMBREL W (Adrian Scutt)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings – 2 Little Egret, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: a mixture of overcast and cloudy but bright with occasional sunny spells, dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +16°C to +14°C to +23°C to +18°C. Wind: 10mph-22mph-13mph, entirely from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1022hPa-1021hPa-1023hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW warm front moved NNE over the District during the late morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waning gibbous (61%)
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