December 27, 2016

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Monday 26th December 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

BLAXTON – Bank End Road (N of road approx. half a mile E of Bank End Fishery, NOTTS) – c.950 Pink-footed Geese, 1 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE (Lance Degnan)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 1 Pink-Footed Goose, 250 Greylag Geese, 170 Canada Geese, 2 Shelduck, 2 Goosander, 4 Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, 78+ Teal, 138+ Wigeon, 2 Little Egret, 28 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, c.80 Fieldfare, c.40 Redwing, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Common Gull (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 1p PINTAIL, 2 Shelduck, 3 Goldeneye, 25 Goosander, 42 Cormorant, 1cc MARSH HARRIER, Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 1m Sparrowhawk 2 Redshank, 1 Dunlin, 10 Snipe (Jeff Wragg and RSPB_Old Moor per Twitter)

HAMPOLE – 1 Buzzard and 1 RED KITE (Jonathan Holliday)

IDLE VALLEYGringley Carr (SK6993W) –2 PEREGRINE (Lance Degnan)

IDLE VALLEYIdlestop (SK7195) – 30 Pink-footed Geese (Lance Degnan)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 3 Shelduck, 37 Wigeon, 21 Cormorant, 3 Little Egret, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 4 Snipe, 1 Collared Dove over; 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER (MR); 3 Coal Tit, 2 WILLOW TIT, 1 MARSH TIT, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Nuthatch, 4 Treecreeper, 30-40 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush, 3 Lesser Redpoll (Mark Roberts, Richard Scott, AH). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG.

ALL ABOVE HAVE BEEN ENTERED ON BIRDTRACK

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies, with occasional cloudy/overcast periods, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good. Temperatures: +7.8° to +2.6°C. Wind: light-moderate occasionally strong gusting from 29-40mph during the morning and afternoon; W/WSW throughout. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1018hPa-1037hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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