December 26, 2019

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Thursday 26th December 2019

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BIRD REPORTS

BESSACARR – a garden – 1 Blackcap (Richard Scott). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – c.85 Canada Geese, 31 Greylag Geese, c.120 Pink-footed Geese, c.40 Whooper Swan, 1 Grey Heron, 1m MARSH HARRIER, 3 Sparrowhawks, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, c.45 Lapwing, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, c.40 Stock Dove, 4 Kestrel, 7 Linnet (Andy Lakin and Clive Featherstone). Added to Birdtrack.

HARWORTH PIT TIP – 1 Grey Heron, 5 Buzzard, 1 Lapwing, 3 JACK SNIPE, 1 Snipe, 2 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 1 RAVEN E, 1 Skylark, 12 Blackbird, c.20 Fieldfare, c.40 Redwing, c.30 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting (Chris Robinson). Added to Birdtrack.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 16 Whooper Swan, 530 Pink-footed Geese, 1 cc MARSH HARRIER (Col Neale). Added to Birdtrack.

IPORT LAKES – 1 WATER PIPIT (Bob Usher)

Water Pipit at the Iport Lakes © Bob Usher 2019

SOUTH KIRKBY – Johnny Brown’s Common – 8 Gadwall, 1 RING-NECKED DUCK, 30 Coot, Goldcrest, 4 Bullfinch (Jonny Holliday per SESKUBIRDS via Whatsapp). Added to Birdtrack.

WENT VALLEY – Sykehouse – 65 Wigeon, 105 Teal, 1 RED KITE, 3 cc MARSH HARRIER, 6 Tree Sparrow (Simon Mitchell). Added to Birdtrack.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: mainly overcast with occasional brighter spells and some rain during the afternoon and evening. Visibility: mainly very poor, occasionally moderate and very occasionally good until 0900hrs; then very good/good until 1400hrs; then poor until 0600hrs; then mainly good, very occasionally poor until 1000hrs; then very good until 1500hrs; then moderate/poor thereafter. Temperatures: +5°C to +6°C to +5°C to +8°C to +6°C to +16°C to +?°C. Wind: 5mph-16mph, from the SE quarter until 1500hrs; then 7mph-8mph-?mph wholly from the NE quarter thereafter. Surface Pressure: 1024hPa-10??hPa. Fronts etc.: an occluded front moved E over the District during the early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

MOON PHASE: New moon (0%).
Crown copyright 2019, the Met Office


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