July 30, 2020


Thursday 30th July 2020

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During the Pandemic please keep yourself and others safe by maintaining your physical distance from others – science suggests at least 2m to be on the safe side. You can now travel for daily exercise, to work if you cannot work from home or to assist someone more vulnerable. However, you should only meet one person from a different household, but it would obviously be safer if you avoid contact with other people completely, despite the government’s apparent return to herd immunity.

Please remember that, should you catch the virus it is not only yourself that you are putting yourself at risk of illness and even death.


DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands – 3 Dunlin, 1 Ruff, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 5 Snipe, 3+j Cetti’s Warbler (Gary Haywood per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 BITTERN, 9 Little Egret, 6 Shelduck, 35 Shoveler, 80 Teal, 375 Gadwall, 3 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 2 Redshank, 3 Oystercatcher, 3 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper (Barnsley BSG per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Wombwell Ings – 3nj Tufted Duck, 75 Mallard, 61 Gadwall, 1j Shelduck, 4 Little Egret, 4 Grey Heron, 2 Dunlin, 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Greenshank, 3 Cormorant, 5 (1j) Mute Swan, 1 WHINCHAT (Barnsley BSG per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon – c.80 Swift down in light shower at 06.45 (Sheffield Bird Study Group-Recent News)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1 WOODCOCK, 1 Tawny Owl, 8+ NIGHTJAR  (Col Neale and Paul Shawcroft). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Misson – Slaynes Lane – f+6chick+f+3chick Tufted Duck, 10r Little Egret but no sign of the Cattle Egret in the roost this evening, 2 cc Marsh Harrier (one dark, one pale), 15 Avocet, 5 LRP, 2 Ringed Plover, 24 Dunlin, 2 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpiper, 4 Ruff, 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 (2cy) MEDITERRANEAN GULL, 1a Yellow-legged Gull, 2chick Common Tern, 2 Yellow Wagtail (Sue & Roger Bird, Tony Tomlinson & Chip Rhodes, Lance Degnan & Bob Usher). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Newington Flash – 1 CATTLE EGRET, 6 Little Egret behind Ship Inn, 2 Common Tern (Sue & Roger Bird and Justin Parker). Added to Birdtrack

SOUTH KIRKBY – Recycle Ponds – 2 HOBBY flew towards Mutton Flatts (Colin Bradford). Added to Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 2 RUDDY SHELDUCK, 1 Dunlin, 5 Common Tern, 1 Peregrine, 57 Swift (Adrian Scutt). Added to Birdtrack

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings – 1 Little Egret, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe (Adrian Scutt). Added to Birdtrack.


LOCAL – Weather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud until 0300hrs; then mainly overcast until 1000hrs; then clear skies thereafter; some light rain in places during the early hours/early morning. Temperatures: +16°C to +13°C to +26°C to +2?°C. Wind: 0mph-3mph, wholly from the NE quarter until 0200hrs; 5mph-1mph wholly from the SE quarter until 0400hrs; then briefly 2mph ENE; then 2mph-3mph wholly from the S until 1000hrs; then 8mph-3mph mainly from the SW quarter thereafter. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, very occasionally good. Surface pressure: 1019hPa-1018hPa-1019hPa-101?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.


Crown copyright, the Met Office 2020
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous (81%)

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