December 26, 2015

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Saturday 26th December 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1 Barn Owl, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 36 Cormorant, 3 Goldeneye, 39 Goosander, 3 Little Egret, 28 Pink-footed Geese SW, 1 Ruff, 6 Snipe (Jeff Wragg and Barnsley Birders per Twitter)

PLEASE NOTE THAT OLD MOOR IS CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS DAY AND BOXING DAY

HAMPOLE TIPLate afternoon – c.20 GBB Gull, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Herring Gull, c.200 Mallard (Chris Robinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area – 74 Curlew, c20 Fieldfare, 5 Goldcrest, c15 Redwing (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR – 1 Barn Owl, c5 Buzzard, 1 Bittern, 4 Canada Geese, 4 Cetti’s Warbler, 29 Great Black-backed Gull (S and SW), c400 Greylag Geese, c40 Lapwing, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Little Egret, 34 Pochard (15m & 19f), 2 RAVEN, 7 Rook, 5 Shelduck, 40+ Siskin, 14 Snipe, 1 Stock Dove over, 9 Wigeon, 1 WILLOW TIT (Mark Roberts, Richard Scott, Michael Bird, Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Dave Carroll, Sheila Bury) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

POTTERIC WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC FROM 25TH – 28TH DECEMBER INCLUSIVE

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 overcast/cloudy with some rain during the early hours and late evening. Visibility: mainly very good/good, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +12.6° to +14.3°C. Wind: moderate/strong SW/SSW, occasionally S, gusting from 31-40mph through much of the day. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1013hPa falling slowly through the day and finishing at 1007hPa. Fronts etc.: a NE/SW cold front moved E over the District during the late evening.

Moon phase – Full.
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