September 26, 2016

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Monday 26th September 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 GREY PLOVER, 3 RUFF, 2 Stonechat, 2 Little Egret, 22+ Snipe, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (PW), 1 Green Sandpiper, 12 Grey Partridge, 1 Kingfisher, 2 Buzzard, 2s Chiffchaff (Gary Stones and Paul White per Twitter) Birdtrack

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, 7 Green Sandpiper, 2 GREY PLOVER, 9 RUFF, 2 TURNSTONE S (Jim per John Seevior and Chris Harris per Twitter) Birdtrack

DON VALLEYDoncaster Minster – 1m Peregrine (Justin Carr) Birdtrack

DON VALLEYKilnhurst (SK4598) – 1 HOBBY S (Paul Gould)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 8 Dunlin, 1a HOBBY, 1 Kingfisher, 5 Pochard, 30 Ringed Plover, 1j Water Rail (Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG). Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 31 Mute Swan, 106 Shoveler, 51 Pochard, 2 BITTERN, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Greenshank, 6 Snipe, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 OSPREY, 2 Kestrel, 6 Goldcrest, 3 Swallow E, 19 House Martin (7E); 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit E (Sue Bird, Roger Bird, ). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS  BLOG  Birdtrack

I have just signed this PETITION which calls on the UK parliament to declare a moratorium on the shooting of endangered waders such as Golden Plover, Snipe and Woodcock. Perhaps you might wish to sign it too.

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies through much of the early hours; then overcast through the rest of the day with light rain on and off. Visibility: very good/good throughout. Temperatures: +9.6° to +13.9°C. Wind: very light/light; mainly SSW/S. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1019hPa and rising to 10020hPa by midday, then stable on 1020hPa to the end of the day. Fronts etc.: a NNW/S trough moved E over the District during the late afternoon/early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

2609mapMOON PHASE – Third quarter.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office


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