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Thursday 29th November 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3(1j) Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 1 GC Grebe, 2 Mallard, 3m Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Pochard, 4 Cormorant, 2 Grey Heron, 4f Goosander, 6+ Herring Gull, 2 Common Gull, 1m HEN HARRIER W then back E @ 1218hrs; 316 Coot, 1 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 1m PINTAIL, 4 Pochard, 6 Goldeneye, 1f Goosander, 24 Cormorant, 1 BITTERN, 1 Buzzard, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Snipe, 2 Common Gull, 1 LBB Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Kestrel, 1 PEREGRINE, 5 Redwing, 1 Goldcrest (Gerald Lax per Twitter, Rich Collis and today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – c.200 Pink-footed Goose, 4 BEWICK’S SWAN, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET (Daz Minto & John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 2 Egyptian Geese, 52 Pochard, 5+ Goldeneye, 12 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 6 Little Grebe, 8 GC Grebe, 3 Redshank. 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Snipe, 1 JACK SNIPE, c.90 Herring Gull, 1 Kestrel, 1 Grey Wagtail, c.80 Linnet, 3 Reed Bunting, 1 Yellowhammer (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 150+ Greylag Geese, 50+ Canada Geese, 9 Shelduck, 45 Wigeon, 30 Gadwall, 160+ Teal, 43 Shoveler, 31 Mute Swan, 24 Pochard, 60+ Tufted Duck, 10 Cormorant, 6 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail, 100+ Lapwing, 10 Snipe, 3 Jay, 1 MARSH TIT, 3 Redwing, 3 Siskin, 6 Bullfinch (David Beresford). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCAL – Weather: clear skies until 0200hrs; then mainly overcast or cloudy but brighter until 1100hrs; then mixture of overcast/cloudy but bright skies and some sunny intervals thereafter; occasional heavy showers during the early hours and early afternoon. Visibility: very good until 0300hrs; then good, occasionally excellent/very good/good until 1000hrs; then excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +10.9°C to +9.7°C to +13.9°C to +8.9°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 11mph-19mph gusting occasionally to 33mph SSW/SW until 0300hrs; then 10mph-28mph gusting from 29mph-45mph SSE/S until 1200hrs; then 36mph-13mph but gusting from 55mph-29mph WSW/SW/SSW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1002hPa-1003hPa-991hPa-99?hPa. Fronts etc:. a N/S cold front moved NE over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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