November 30, 2015

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Monday 30th November 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

BRIERHOLME CARR – 1 Barn Owl (Eric Collis)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 22 Cormorant, 1 Goldeneye, 7 Golden Plover, 1 Goosander, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Redshank, 1 Ruff, 1 Shelduck (John Hewitt per Twitter)

DON VALLEYShaftholme – 1c Tawny Owl (Chris Robinson)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP – 30 Blackbird, 140 Black-headed Gull (40+S), 8 Bullfinch, 19 Chaffinch, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Common Gull, 24 Dunnock, 11 Fieldfare, 18 Gadwall, 1 Goldcrest, 1m Goldeneye, 40+ Goldfinch, 2 Goosander, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Herring Gull, 8+ Long-tailed Tit, 16 Pochard, Red-legged Partridge, 5 Redwing, 16 Robin, 1 Siskin, 34 Tufted Duck, 2 Water Rail (Per today’s SBSG-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors – c.400 Pink-footed Geese (Chip Rhodes). For further detail 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: overcast throughout with rain on and off for much of the day. Visibility: mainly very good/good, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +10.7° to +2.6C. Wind: moderate/strong, occasionally very light, starting W but mainly SW/WSW occasionally S/SSE until late afternoon then NNW/NW/WNW thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1012Pa and rising peaking at 1014hPa before falling rapidly to 1004hPa then rising once again to 1015hPa. Fronts etc.: an E/W warm front moved slowly S during the afternoon.

NORTH ATLANTIC SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

3011mapMoon phase – Waning gibbous.
Crown copyright 2015, the Met Office


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