December 24, 2016

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Saturday 24th December 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 715 Teal, 31 Shoveler, 2 Pochard, 1 Goldeneye, 41 Goosander, 7 Little Grebe, 6 Little Egret, 50 Cormorant, 1+ Water Rail, 1cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 1 Golden Plover, 61 Lapwing, 1 Dunlin, 4+ Snipe, 82 BH Gull, 6 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 2 LBB Gull, 18 Linnet (Tom Hibbert and Barnsley BSG per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 1 Chiffchaff (Paul Bibby)

DON VALLEYFirsby Res. (SK4995) – 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Gadwall, 10+ Mallard, 1 Cormorant, 1 WOODCOCK, 60+ Jackdaw, 4 Magpie, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Fieldfare (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYRawmarshRockcliffe Road – 1 Sparrowhawk left W (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEYSilverwood Lagoon (SK4793) – 1+ SHORT-EARED OWL, c.12 Pochard, c.15 Tufted Duck, 23 Canada Goose, 4 Shoveler, c.30 Fieldfare, c.50 Goldfinch, 5 Kestrel (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 300+ Greylag Geese, 5 Shelduck, 54 Wigeon, 15 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 i/m MARSH HARRIER, 1 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 5 Snipe, 4r Lesser Black-backed Gull, 330r Herring Gull, 42r Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER (HW), c.60 Jackdaw, 2 Coal Tit, 1 WILLOW TIT, 1 MARSH TIT, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2s CETTI’S WARBLER, c.20 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Siskin (Sue Bird, Roger Bird, Helen Womack, Richard Scott, Ian and Janet Heppenstall). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

TORNE VALLEYRossington AreaHolmes Carr Wood – 30+ Yellowhammer, 50+ Linnet, 1 PEREGRINE over, 6 Greenfinch, 2 Fieldfare, Redwing, 2 Treecreeper (Stuart Churchill per Twitter)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies until early evening; then overcast/cloudy thereafter, dry throughou. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +3.6° to +9.0°C. Wind: light/moderate gusting at times 29-36mph. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1019hPa-1020hPa-1019hPa-1020hPa-1019hPa-1020hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/SW warm front moved E over the District during the early evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

2412mapMOON PHASE – Waning crescent
Crown copyright 2016, the Met Office


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