August 23, 2019


Friday 23rd 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 and I will ask Justin to contact you.


DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 5 (2 left W) Greenshank (Danny Fardell per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Park – 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Per Heather Bennett via Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 3 Little Egret, 10 Dunlin, Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank presumably the 2 from Adwick Washlands, 2 Little Egret, Kingfisher, 1 PEREGRINE (Per Heather Bennett via Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 WHINCHAT (Per Heather Bennett via Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke Liberty Steel – 2 RAVEN left SW @ 0615hrs, returning @ 0700hrs; 1 Sparrowhawk (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Parkgate – ‘Banana’ Plantation – 1+ Coal Tit; 1+c Sparrowhawk; 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull SW; 1j Whitethroat; 8 Swift SW; c.15 Goldfinch SE; 4 Sand Martin SW together @ 0704hrs; 3 Grey Wagtail NW together @ 0706hrs; 1 Swallow SW; 1j Herring Gull SW; 1m Greenfinch; 2 (1s) Chiffchaff; 1+c Blackcap; 1c Willow Warbler; 2c Bullfinch; 1c Great Spotted Woodpecker; 1c Song Thrush; 2+ (1s) Goldcrest (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 50 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 65 Lapwing; 250 Black-headed Gull; 2 Herring Gull; 1j Lesser Black-backed Gull W; 65 Lapwing; 10 Swift; 18 Robin; 6 Blackcap; 2 Whitethroat; 1 Willow Warbler; 26 Chiffchaff; 1s Coal Tit; 15+ Long-tailed Tit; 25+ Goldfinch; 15 (10) Greenfinch (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

IPORT LAKES – 20 Yellow Wagtail were trapped and ringed (Ken Pearson)


LOCAL Weather: clear skies and dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +16°C to +15°C to +26°C to +??°C. Wind: 13mph-5mph entirely from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1023hPa-1024hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE: Last quarter (51%)
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office

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