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Saturday 24th 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) – 1 BLACK-NECKED GREBE, 5 Little Grebe, 1 Little Egret, 2 Lapwing, 1 Redshank, 12+ Snipe, 1 HOBBY, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 5 Buzzard, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Yellow Wagtail, c.100 Goldfinch, c.40 Linnet, 1m Yellowhammer (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Park – 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 3 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 1 OSPREY (Nicola S, Karen Williams and Chris Harris per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – The Fleet – 1 WHEATEAR (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – Rockliffe Road – 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (John Robinson)

Spotted Flycatcher on Hatfield Moors © Bob usher 2019

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 GARGANEY (RJS); 6 Little Egret, 1+j MARSH HARRIER; 1 HOBBY, 1j Water Rail, 1 RUFF, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 4j COMMON TERN, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 WILLOW TIT, 3 (1s) Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 4+ SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (RJS); 1 PIED FLYCATCHER (DW); 3 Greenfinch (Richard Scott, Allen Holmes, Darren Wozencroft, visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Sprockhovel Way – small pond – 1 OSPREY (Jonny Holliday)

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies, with occasional scattered cloud and dry throughout. Visibility: very good/good throughout. Temperatures: +18°C to +13°C to +28°C to +18°C. Wind: 5mph-13mph entirely from the SE quarter. Surface Pressure: 1021hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (41%)
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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