December 24, 2018

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Monday 24th December 2018

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 2 Mute Swan, 9 Mallard, 51 Teal, 2 Gadwall, 6 Wigeon, 4 Tufted Duck, 6 Pochard, 4 Goosander, 400 Coot, 60+ Pink-footed Geese W @ 0925hrs, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Common Gull, 1 Buzzard, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER, 1 BITTERN, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Jay (John Sevior per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Fishlake/Stainfoth – Plumtree Hill Road – 1 r-t HEN HARRIER (Ryan McClarence).Added to Birdtrack by observer

DON VALLEY – Hatfield Pit Tip – 1 Jack Snipe and 3 Snipe c.100 Pink-footed Geese through, 2 Green Sandpipers, 7 Kestrels, 4 Buzzards, 8 Yellowhammers, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Bullfinches and 200+ Linnets (Andy Lakin)

DON VALLEY – Thrybergh CP – 13 Great Crested Grebe; 4 Little Grebe; 12+ Cormorant; 2 Grey Heron; 1 Mute Swan; 84 Canada Goose; 3p Gadwall; 6 Pochard; 51 Tufted Duck; 1 Buzzard; 250+ Lapwing; 220+ Black-headed Gull; 7 Herring Gull; 3 Water Rail; 15 (2s) Dunnock; 18 Robin; 60+ Redwing; 20+ Fieldfare; 7+ Long-tailed Tit; 10+ House Sparrow; 1 Reed Bunting; 1 Yellowhammer; c.200 Feral Pigeon (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors area (SE7106D & SE6905X) – 1 GREAT WHITE EGRET and 2 MARSH HARRIER (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG. Added to Birdtrack

WEATHER REPORTS (based on Scampton)

LOCALWeather: clear skies with scattered cloud, dry throughout with a frost during the morning and evening. Visibility: very good/good until 0400hrs; then moderate until 0700hrs; then very poor until 1000hrs; then good/moderate until 1900hrs; then poor thereafter. Temperatures: +2.6°C to +0.6°C to +4.3°C to +1.?°C. Wind: 8mph-2mph throughout, NW/WNW until 1000hrs; W until 1200hrs; then variable in direction but wholly from the SW quarter until 1900hrs; then S/SSE thereafter. Surface pressure: 1025hPa-1035hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE – Full.
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