October 13, 2018


Saturday 13th October 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 2 Grey Heron, 1j/m Sparrowhawk, 1 GREY PHALAROPE, 6 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 7 Black Tailed Godwit, 1 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Ringed Plover, 388 Golden Plover (Gerald Lax per Twitter and today’s RSPB-OLD MOOR-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 29 Wigeon (Pete Munro)

IPORT LAKES – 3 Wigeon, 3 Little Egret, c.70+ Lapwing, 1 JACK SNIPE, 1 Snipe, 3 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Grey Wagtail (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Shelduck, 89 Wigeon, 4 PINTAIL, 1j MARSH HARRIER, 14 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Dunlin, 13+ Snipe, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin over (Richard Scott). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

UPTON – 1 GREY PLOVER E @ 1950hrs (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast with some rain until 0600hrs; then brighter with some sunshine and scattered cloud thereafter. Visibility: excellent throughout. Temperatures: +19.0°C to 18.3°C to 24.9°C to 20.?°C. Wind: 17mph-29mph gusting from 31-45mph S until 1100hrs; then 24mph to 28mph but gusting from 48mph to 39mph SSW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1006hPa-1007hPa-1002hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: none over the District but a pair of closely associated and parallel mixed NE/SW fronts were lying across the country to the west of the District throughout the day..


MOON PHASE – Waxing crescent.
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