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Tuesday 25th October 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYBolton Ings (SE4302) – 4 Little Grebe, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 36 Tufted Duck, 5 Pochard, 3f Goosander, 13 Common Gull (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1 JACK SNIPE, 2 Little Egret, 333 Lapwing, 18+ Snipe, 1600+ Golden Plover, 3 Goldcrest, c.70 Redwing, 7 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Owl, 4 BEARDED TIT, c.65 Redpoll (Tom Hibbert per Twitter)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1 SHORT-EARED OWL. 1-2 reported by dog-walkers occasionally since 11th (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYThrybergh CP (SK4795 and SK4796) – 7 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Wigeon, 51 Tufted Duck (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 2 CRANE, hundreds of Fieldfare N, 6 Goldcrest, 150+ Golden Plover over, 50 Pink-footed Geese, hundreds of Redwing N, 1 Snipe (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG)

IDLE VALLEYHagg Lane Flash (Notts SK6793) – 1 RUFF, 4 Dunlin, 9 Redshank and 1 Tree Sparrow (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEYNewington Flash (S Yorks – SK6693) – 4 RUFF and 2 Dunlin (Steve Furber)

IDLE VALLEYMISSONSlaynes Lane (SK6793, SK6794, SK6893, SK6894) – 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Stonechat (Steve Furber)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 130 Greylag Geese, 50 Canada Geese, 10 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 75 Golden Plover, c.300 Lapwing, 7 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 3 Jay, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 21 Goldcrest, 4 Skylark, 7+ CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Chiffchaff, 50 Fieldfare over, Redwings present, 1 Pied Wagtail, 12 Redpoll over, 1 Siskin over, 11 Reed Bunting (S Bird, S Bury, D Carroll, R Bird, P Goacher, D Harden, H Womack, K Lynes). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

Roger Bird has drawn my attention to the fact that on 31st October 2016 there is a debate in parliament on Hen Harriers and Moorland Issues. Roger and I have emailed our respective MPs asking them to attend the debate and to represent our concerns regarding Driven Grouse shooting and the plight of Hen Harriers.
Doncaster MPs and their email addresses are:
Ed Miliband MP – ed.miliband.mp@parliament.uk
Rosie Winterton – rosie.winterton.mp@parliament.uk
Caroline Flint – caroline.flint.mp@parliament.uk
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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mixture of cloudy and overcast through the early hours and early morning, with fog in places; then clear and sunny until late afternoon; then cloudy until 8.00pm; then overcast thereafter, dry throughout. Visibility: moderate poor until noon; then good until 7.00pm; then moderate thereafter. Temperatures: +5.3° to +13.7°C. Wind: very light throughout, variable in direction NNE/N until 08.00am; NW until 10.00am; WSW/W/SW/S until 5.00pm; S until 10.00pm; SSE thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: starting the day on 1019hPa and rising through much of the day to end on 1025hPa. Fronts etc.: the NW/SE section of an occluded front moved N over the District during the late evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

2510mapMOON PHASE – third quarter.
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office


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