December 3, 2018


Monday 3rd December 2018

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DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands (SE4602) – 1 Little Egret, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 12 Snipe, 18 Lapwing, 1 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE, 4 Pink footed Goose, 160 Wigeon, c.150 Teal, 2 Shelduck, 10 Shoveler, 24 Gadwall (Gary Stones per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 1 Little Grebe, 1 GC Grebe, 7 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 4 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1m Goosander, 1 LBB Gull, 344 Coot, 22 Lapwing, c.40 Redpoll on TPT, 1 Jay (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor (SE4302) – 4 Pochard, 13r Goosander, 50r Cormorant, 1 Dunlin, 1 Green Sandpiper, (Per today’s RSPB-DEARNE VALLEY-RECENT SIGHTINGS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – c.1000 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Little Egret, 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET, 2 Snipe, 2 Kingfisher, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL , 1 Grey Wagtail (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG Added to Birdtrack

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res (SE6519) – 1 BRENT GOOSE, 56 Pochard, 1f SCAUP, 1 SHORT-EARED OWL, 500+ Fieldfare, 1 Grey Wagtail (Adrian Scutt)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: cloudy overcast until early afternoon; then clear skies thereafter; some rain during the late morning in places. Visibility: mainly very good/excellent, occasionally good, moderate and poor. Temperatures: +10.7°C to +/-?.?. Wind: 23mph-17mph gusting at times from 29mph-33mph WSW until 0600hrs; then variable in direction 8mph-10mph until 1100hrs; then 15mph-8mph from NW quarter until 2000hrs; then 5mph-6mph from SW quarter thereafter. Surface pressure: 992hPa-1009hPa. Fronts etc:. a NE/SW cold front moved SE during the early hours and a similar occluded front did the same during the early afternoon


MOON PHASE – Waning crescent.
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