December 23, 2018

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Sunday 23rd December 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DON VALLEY – Aldwarke SF (SK4494) – 4 Song Thrush; 5 Pheasant; 2p Mallard; 4 Moorhen; 3 Teal; 2f Tufted Duck; 1m Shoveler; 1 Chiffchaff; c.15 Redwing (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash (SE5300F) – 1 BITTERN (Tina Langford)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh – 2 Tawny Owl (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS).

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 1 BRAMBLING (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 49 Pink-footed Geese (Gary Johnston).

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – BUFFER AREA – Carr Lodge – 40 Wigeon and 40 Teal (Mark Roberts). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

SOUTH KIRKBY – Jonny Brown’s Lake – 1 Goosander and 1 WILLOW TIT (Ryan McClarence per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp)

TORNE VALLEY – Westwoodside, Lincs (SK737 994) – 11 (4j) BEWICK’S SWAN, 49 Whooper Swan, 23 Mute Swan (Gary Johnston)

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: overcast and raining for much of the day. Visibility: very good/good until 0400hrs; then moderate until 0700hrs; then very poor until 1000hrs; then good/moderate until 1900hrs; then poor thereafter. Temperatures: +5.3°C to +5.8°C to +5.4°C to +5.9°C to +3.?°C. Wind: 14mph-1mph throughout, SW/WSW until 0700hrs; then variable in direction, but wholly from the NE quarter until 1600hrs; then NNW/NW thereafter. Surface pressure: 1018hPa-1015hPa-102?hPa. Fronts etc.: none but a complex series of warm and cold E/W fronts were lying to the south through much of the day gradually drifting south during the afternoon/evening.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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