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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 – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2+2j Mute Swan, 7 Greylag, 5 (1j) Mallard, 4 Gadwall, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 4 Little Grebe, 3+1j Great Crested Grebe, 10 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 161 Coot, 4 LBB Gull and 1 Herring Gull, 6+ Swift, 2 Kestrel, 1 Kingfisher and 1 Grey Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS and John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 2+3j Mute Swan, 24 Tufted Duck, 20+ Gadwall, 19 Mallard, 3 Teal, 1 Pochard, 23 Little Grebe, 6 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 BARN OWL, 4 Red Legged Partridge, 193 Coot, 21 Lapwing, 11 Snipe, 20+ Swift and 120+ Goldfinch (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Wigeon, 2 PINTAIL, 12 Grey Heron, 6 Little Egret, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard, 2 WOOD SANDPIPER, 4 Greenshank, 11 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 6+ Snipe, 12 Ringed Plover, 8 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 3 Yellow-legged Gull, numerous Swift and Sand Martin; 2 HOBBY (Gerald Lax, Peter Walsh and Daniel Langston per Twitter).

DEARNE VALLEY – The Fleet – 4 Mute Swan, 114 Canada Geese, 9 Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 Kestrel, 2 LBB Gull and 2 Pied Wagtail (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 7 Mute Swan, 9 Canada Geese, 54 Teal, 46 Gadwall, 32 Shoveler, 13 Mallard, 6 Wigeon, 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Coot, 1 Kestrel, 51 Lapwing, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 KNOT, 36 BH Gull, 2 Grey Wagtail and 5 Linnet (Alan Whitehouse per today’s BARNSLEY BIRD SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 4 Stock Dove; 2 Whitethroat; 1 Kestrel; 2+a+1j+1j Moorhen; 4 Coot; 1+3j Tufted Duck c.20 Goldfinch; 1+ Blackcap; 2 Chiffchaff; 4 Gadwall; 5 Teal; c.35 Mallard; 2 House Martin SW; 1 Buzzard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Parkgate – ‘Banana’ Plantation – 2 Chiffchaff; 1 Stock Dove NE; 4 Grey Wagtail W/SW together @ 0645hrs; 5 Goldfinch; 1 Pied Wagtail (‘alba’ wagtail SW); 5 Swallow N/NE together; 2 Goldcrest; 1m Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 9 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin, 1j CURLEW SANDPIPER, 1 PEREGRINE (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

IDLE WASHLANDS – Newington Flash (S Yorks) – 3 Ringed Plover, 1j SANDERLING, 3 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper,2 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 1 RUFF, 1 COMMON TERN (Steve Furber and Bob Usher)

Sanderling at Newington Flash today © Steve Furber 2019

IPORT LAKES – 3 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, c.40 Lapwing, 6 TURNSTONE SW @ c.1910hrs, 1 WOOD SANDPIPER, 1 Greenshank, 2a a/c COMMON TERN, 30+ Flava Wagtail (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1f/i PINTAIL, 1 PEREGRINE, 3 Green Sandpiper, 3 COMMON TERN, 40 Swift (Derek Gaffney, Richard Scott, Andy Dalton, Adrian Andruchhiw). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright, with occasional clear spells throughout the day; dry throughout. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +16°C to +15°C to +22°C to +21°C to +22°C to +1?°C. Wind: 16mph-10mph-23mph-21mph-23mph-5mph-?mph, wholly from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 1018hPa-101?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: New moon.
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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