December 28, 2016

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Wednesday 28th December 2016

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BIRD REPORTS

BLAXTON (BANK END ROAD, NOTTS SECTION) – c.200 Pink-footed Geese in fields but a large number 1000 or more were seen in flying S to the SE but outside District (R A Marshall)

COVE FARM GP (Lincolnshire) – 30 Cormorant, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1m HEN HARRIER W, 1 PEREGRINE (Alan Marshall)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, c.120 Pink-footed Geese W @ 10.30am, 1 Stonechat, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5+ Grey Partridge (Gary Stones and Ken Foundation per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2m BEARDED TIT, 1 CETTI’S WARBLER, 57 Cormorant, 1 Dunlin, 405 Gadwall, 2 Goldeneye, 43 Goosander, 6 Little Egret, 63 Pink-footed Geese WNW @ 10.10am; 4 Pochard, 2 Stonechat (Paul Gould and Jonathan Wasse per Twitter and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE (SE5901) – 40 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 350 Herring Gull, 85 Great Black-backed Gull (Richard Scott)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDSHatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 Little Egret, 1m HEN HARRIER (possibly same as Cove Farm bird); 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 PEREGRINE (Col Neale, Andy Marshall and Chip Rhodes). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

WENT VALLEY Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 i/m+2f SCAUP, 6 Goosander, 1+ Kingfisher (Rich Collis and Adrian Scutt)

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies throughout with a heavy frost which lasted through the day, dry throughout. Visibility: good/moderate throughout. Temperatures: -2.3° to +2.3° to -2.0°C. Wind: very light throughout, SSW/SW until 8am; the SSE/SE/S until 5pm; then N thereafter. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1044hPa-1039hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

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MOON PHASE: New
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