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Wednesday 22nd February 2016

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TOMORROW (THURSDAY) EVENING – DDOS Meeting – speaker Malcolm Walpole – Birds of Botswana at  Parklands Sports and Social Club, Off Wheatley Hall Road, Doncaster DN2 4LT. All welcome. £3.00 for non-members.

BIRD REPORTS

BRODSWORTH COMMUNITY WOODLAND/WOODLANDS PARK ALLOTMENTS (SE5207) – 2 Snipe, 1 JACK SNIPE, 7 Meadow Pipit (Chris Robinson)

DEARNE VALLEYAdwick Washlands (SE4602) – 2 Ringed Plover, 1 Little Owl, 1 Green Woodpecker (Danny Fardell per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEYOld Moor (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 2 PINTAIL, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 3 WAXWING, 2 WILLOW TIT (Danny Fardell per Twitter, today’s RSPB DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS).

DON VALLEYThorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) –1 Kingfisher, 1 WILLOW TIT, 12 Fieldfare, c 3,000 Starling murmuration NW of TM Power Station site, down to roost at 5.40 pm (Neil Shaw)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 1 Egyptian Goose, 2 Curlew N (Tony Elliott per Steve Furber). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

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WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast/cloudy, occasional brighter spells, dry throughout. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, occasionally moderate. Temperatures: +11.8°C to +11.9°C to +11.7°C to 12.0°C to 8.6°C to 10.8°C to 8.0°C to ?.? °C. Wind: mainly moderate/strong gusting from 30-38mph from the early hours to late afternoon; then light very light thereafter; mainly W, occasionally WSW, WNW and SW. Surface pressure at 0000UTC: 1003hPa-1002hPa-1004hPa-1003hPa-????hPa. Fronts etc.: an ENE/W cold front moved ESE over the District during the early hours/morning followed by a second at noon which remained close to the south through the rest of the day.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
Crown copyright 2017, the Met Office


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