August 29, 2019


Thursday 29th 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) – 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 7 Snipe, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher (Ion Riley per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 1 Greenshank, 1 RUFF, 1 Common Sandpiper, 3 Black-tailed Godwits over, 1 Yellow Wagtail (John Seevior and Heather Bennett per Titter)

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

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – Wigeon, Gadwall, 2 PINTAIL, Shoveler, Teal, Cormorant, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 4 Little Egret, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 6 Greenshank, 5 TURNSTONE, 6 Dunlin, 11 Ringed Plover, c.100 Lapwing, 6 Green Sandpiper, 2+ Snipe, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Kingfisher, 24+ Swifts passing through, 1 HOBBY (Barnsley BSG and Gerald Lax per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 2 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 Greenshank, 1 RUFF (same as Broomhill bird), 11 Mute Swan, 60 Shoveler, 60 Teal, 4+ Wigeon, 5+ Swift (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 Little Egret W (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 2 Great Crested Grebe; 2 Little Grebe; 1 Gadwall; 53 Tufted Duck; 30+ Swift; 6 Sand Martin; 1 Grey Wagtail; 1 Blackcap; 2 Willow Warbler; 24 Chiffchaff (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

FINNINGLEY GP (Notts) – 3 Pochard, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Grebe, 1 GC Grebe, 3 LRP, 1 Green Sandpiper, 40+ LBB Gull, 27 Stock Dove, c.30 Swallow, 4 Sand Martin, 1 WHEATEAR (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 4 Little Egret, 1 MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 7 Ringed Plover, 2 Dunlin, 1j CURLEW SANDPIPER, 1 Greenshank, 1 Kingfisher, 2 STONECHAT, 1 WHINCHAT, 1 WHEATEAR (Daz Watson and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE WASHLANDS – Newington Flash – 3 Ringed Plover, 5 Green Sandpiper, 1 Redshank, good numbers of Snipe were flushed by 1 PEREGRINE (Bob Usher)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 300 Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER (Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG


LOCALWeather: mainly clear with some scattered cloud; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly moderate/very poor, very occasionally good until 0700hrsvariable from moderate to very good until 0900hrs; then mainly very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +13°C to +10°C to +20°C to +16°C. Wind: 6mph-22mph and gusting to 29mph during the afternoon, wholly from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1015hPa-1018hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (1%)
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