December 1, 2018


Saturday 1st December 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Manvers Lake – 1 RAVEN E, c.120 Redpoll, 3 COMMON (Mealy) REDPOLL, 17 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Grebe (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 435 Teal, 180 Wigeon, 120 Gadwall, 55 Tufted Duck, 30 Shoveler, 2 cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 2 CETTI’S WARBLER, 2+ BEARDED TIT (Karen Williams, Barnsley BSG and Gerald Lax per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Barnby Dun – Sailing Lake (SE6109) – 11 Goosander (5m 6f), 80 Wigeon, 300+ Fieldfare in field opposite side of Fordstead Lane (Neil Shaw)

DON VALLEY – Thorpe Marsh NR (SE5909Z) – 1 Whooper Swan, 2 Water Rail, 1 Little Egret, 3 Snipe, 1 WILLOW TIT, 4 Fieldfare, 30+ Redwing (Neil Shaw)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

IPORT LAKES – 7 Goldeneye (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 2 Little Egret, 1m Kingfisher, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Mistle Thrush (Rob Burns). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with fine drizzle on and off through the day. Visibility: very good until 0900hrs; then moderate/good until 1400hrs; then very good/excellent thereafter. Temperatures: +6.3°C to +5.9°C to +?.?°C. Wind: 19mph-9mph from SW quarter until 0600hrs; then 9mph-14mph from SE quarter until 1400hrs; then 9mph-15mph SW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1006hPa-1007hPa-99?hPa. Fronts etc:. a W/S warm front moved NE over the District during the afternoon/evening.


MOON PHASE – Third quarter.
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