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Wednesday 3rd October 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Little Grebe, 6(3j) GC Grebe, 4 Mallard, 5 Gadwall, 1 Pochard, 12 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 2 LBB Gull, 1 Common Gull, 45 Lapwing, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay, 1 Grey Wagtail (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Grey Heron, 2 Buzzard, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1j/m PEREGRINE, 6 GC Grebe, 1 LRP, 1 Ringed Plover, 180 Golden Plover, 1 KNOT, 3 Green Sandpiper, 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 4+ Snipe, 4 Black-tailed Godwit; 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 BEARDED TIT (Gerald Lax and Paul Gould per Twitter, Per today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Dunscroft – Broadwater Drive – 6 WHOOPER SWAN S @ 1025hrs (Ryan McClarence)

FRICKLEY CP (SE4609, SE4709, SE4610, SE4710) – 1m Kestrel and 1j Jay both trapped and ringed (Colin Bradfordper SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

IPORT LAKES – 9 Shoveler; c.10 Teal, 287 Tufted Duck; 158 Pochard; 4 Little Egret; 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel; 3 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Chiffchaff, 5 Grey Wagtail; 80 Linnet (Chris Robinson)

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – c.60 Wigeon, 2 PINTAIL, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1f 1 Sparrowhawk, 10 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Kingfisher, 1 Green Woodpecker (Gary Dyson). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

UPTON – Bypass – 1 RAVEN over @ 1330 (Mark Spedding per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright with occasional clear skies until 0600hrs; then mainly overcast thereafter, with occasional sunny spells during the afternoon; dry throughout. Visibility: mainly very good, occasionally good until 1100hrs; then mainly excellent, occasionally good thereafter. Temperatures: +10.7°C to 7.4°C to 16.5°C to 13.3°C to 13.7°C. Wind: 8-13mph until 0300hrs; then 1-10mph until 1300hrs; then 14-19mph until 1800hrs; then 9-1mph thereafter; from within NW quarter until 0400hrs; then from SW quarter until 0700hrs; then from SW quarter until 1200hrs; then W until 2000hrs; then NE/SE/SSW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1022hPa-1026hPa-1025hPa-1026hPa-1025hPa. Fronts etc.: a NW/S warm front moved E over the District late morning.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
Crown copyright 2018, the Met Office


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