November 25, 2015

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Wednesday 25th November 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

BESSACARR GARDEN – 1 Blackcap, 1 Grey Wagtail (Tricia Scott)

CANTLEYRosehill Cemetery – 5 Redwing (Ian Stubbs)

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings – 1 Barn Owl, 1 Buzzard,  1 JACK SNIPE, 1 cc Marsh Harrier (Jeff Wragg per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYBroomhill Park – 1 Brambling (Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 2 Barn Owl, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 13 Goosander, 4 Little Egret, 1 Ruff, 1 Woodcock (Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

DON VALLEYArksey Ings – 6 Grey Heron, 12 Mallard, 3 Mute Swan, 2 Teal, 86 Wigeon (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYRiver Don (Arksey Ings to St. Mary’s Bridge) – 50+ BH Gull, 1 Cormorant, 2 Fieldfare, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 2 Little Grebe, 4 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, 100+ Redwing, 500+ Starling SSW at dusk (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 80 Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Gull, Coot, 300 Fieldfare, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Redwing, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – 2 Kestrel, 50 Lapwing N, 20+ Lesser Redpoll, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 MERLIN, 120 Pink-footed Geese, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 2 Stonechat (John Robinson and Bryan Wainwright). See today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

NEW SPURN BIRD OBSERVATORY

As you may be aware, Spurn Bird Observatory have started a fundraising campaign to purchase a new Observatory building in Kilnsea to help with their migration studies and other educational work. If you have a few £s to spare and would like to help you can access the Just Giving appeal by clicking HERE

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with scattered cloud but with an overcast period from early to mid-morning, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally excellent. Temperatures: +9.0° to +2.8C. Wind: very light, occasionally light W until 0500UTC then WNW until 0900UTC, then NNW/NW occasionally WNW/W thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1007Pa and rising. Fronts etc.: a NNW/SSE warm front moved slowly E over the District during the evening.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

2511mapMoon phase – Waxing gibbous.
Crown copyright 2015, the Met Office


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