December 29, 2015

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Tuesday 29th December 2015

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BIRD REPORTS

COVE FARM GP (Bird’s Wood NR) – 21 Cormorant and 25 Pochard (R A Marshall)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor – 1f Brambling, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 11 Common Gull, 32 Cormorant, 1 Curlew, 6 Goldeneye, 72 Golden Plover, 44 Goosander, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 48 Herring Gull, 392 Lapwing, 2 LBB Gull, 11 Linnet, 5 Little Egret, c.482 Pink-footed Geese NW, 1m Pintail, 1 Ruff, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Snipe, 2 Whooper Swan, 1 WILLOW TIT and 2 Yellowhammer (Tom Hibbert, Jeff Wragg and Barnsley Birders per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DEARNE VALLEYWombwell Ings – 2m Goldeneye, 80+ Golden Plover, 2 Goosander, 1 Little Egret, 1 Shelduck, 41 Teal and 91 Wigeon (Alan Whitehouse per Twitter)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area – 2m Goldeneye, 1 Little Egret, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL , 1f SMEW (T Rhodes, R Collis). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR – 6 Bullfinch, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Jay, 1 Kingfisher, c.400 Lapwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 350+ Pink-footed Geese WNW, 36 Pochard, 6 Shelduck, 2 Siskin, 4 Snipe, 3 Song Thrush, 25-30000+r Starling, 4 Water Rail, 31 Wigeon (B G A Buckle, M A Bird, K Lynes, H Hunt, D Carroll, S Bird, S Bury, C C Robinson, R J Scott, R Bird) For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS

THE MIKE CLEGG MEMORIAL BIRD RACE (SPONSORSHIP REQUIRED)

On Sunday 3rd Janyary the Mike Clegg Memorial Bird Race 2016 will take place. It is raising funds for the Common Crane conservation project on the Humberhead Levels. Myself, John Wozencroft, Chip Rhodes and Col Neale have formed a team to cover the Hatfield Moors area. If you would like to sponsor us, every little helps, please email me at Sabsgull@hotmail.co.uk or text me at 07534271254 to advise the amount you would like to sponsor us for, we can complete the paperwork on collection of the funds. For rules of the race click HERE

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 through the early hours, skies clearing by early morning and remaining so until mid-evening then cloudy thereafter. Visibility: good until 0500UTC then very good thereafter. Temperatures: +11.0° to +8.1°C. Wind: very light to light until late evening then moderate, mainly SSE/S occasionally SSW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting at 1010hPa rising to 1018hPa by late afternoon, then falling to end the day on 1014hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S warm front was approaching the District from the W by late evening.

Moon phase – Full.
Crown copyright 2015, the Met Office


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