December 23, 2019

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Monday 23rd December 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Bolton Ings (SE4302) – 3 (1j) Mute Swan, 5 Mallard, 10 Gadwall, 11 Shoveler, 26 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard, 8 Cormorant, 2m GOOSANDER, 1 Grey Heron, 293 Coot, 11 Herring Gull, 9 Common Gull, 2 GBb Gull, 1 Jay, 1 BITTERN (pale) flew from west end to right hand corner 1154hrs (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Flash (SE4102) – 29 Mallard, 6 Gadwall, 43 Teal, 2 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 1f GOLDENEYE, 1 Cormorant, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard (John Seevior per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 2 PINTAIL, 7 GOLDENEYE, 3 GOOSANDER, 2 BEARDED TIT, 2 Buzzard (Gerald Lax per Twitter)

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – 1 (1cy) ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD (Richard Tomlinson)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 3 MARSH HARRIER, 1 i/f MERLIN (John Robinson). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG

POTTERIC CARR (SE5999, SE6099, SE5900 and SE6000) – 7 Shelduck, 3 Wigeon, 72 Shoveler, 36 Pochard, 1m Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid; 5 Little Egret, 1m+1cc MARSH HARRIER, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 1 PEREGRINE, 3 Stock Dove, 1 Collared Dove over, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 3s CETTI’S WARBLER, 1 Goldcrest, 4+ (1m) BEARDED TIT, 7 Siskin (Richard Scott, Darren Wozencroft, Alfie Bloor and visitor reports). For further detail see today’s YWT-POTTERIC CARR-SIGHTINGS BLOG

WENT VALLEY – Askern/Campsall/Norton Common – 1 WOODCOCK, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 PEREGRINE, 2 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 6 Kestrel, 4 Grey Partridge, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail (David Franklin). Added to Birdtrack by DF

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies until 0100hrs; then cloudy but bright until 0900hrs; then clear skies until 1000hrs; then mainly cloudy but bright with sunny intervals and occasional overcast with occasional cloudy but brighter spells until 0900hrs, some rain during the early hours; then clear with scattered cloud and occasional overcast periods with some rain until 2100hrs; then overcast thereafter. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Temperatures: +4°C to +5°C to +4°C to +8°C to +5°C to +6°C. Wind: 10mph-18mph, wholly from the SW quarter. Surface Pressure: 994hPa-1008hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: Waning crescent (9%).
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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