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Saturday 25th July 2020

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During the Pandemic please keep yourself and others safe by maintaining your physical distance from others – science suggests at least 2m to be on the safe side. You can now travel for daily exercise, to work if you cannot work from home or to assist someone more vulnerable. However, you should only meet one person from a different household, but it would obviously be safer if you avoid contact with other people completely, despite the government’s apparent return to herd immunity.

 Please remember that, should you catch the virus it is not only yourself that you are putting yourself at risk of illness and even death.

 BIRD REPORTS

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washlands – 1j WHINCHAT, 2 Ruff, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Dunlin, 4 Snipe, 190 Lapwing, 1 Common Tern, 10 (4j) Tufted Ducks (Gary Stones per Twitter). Added to Birdtrack.

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 6 Cormorant, 1 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard, 485 Lapwing, 6 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 4 Kingfisher, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 BITTERN, 8 Little Egret, 1 Common Tern (Barnsley BSG per Twitter and Oli Bailey per Ebird). Added to Birdtrack.

DON VALLEY – Silver Wood – 4 Buzzard (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 LRP, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 WHIMBREL over, 1j MEDITERRANEAN GULL (migrant), 3 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 HOBBY, 2 Peregrine and 1 Siskin (Andy Marshall). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Hagg Lane Flash (Notts) – 6 Little Egret, 4 Common Tern (Rich Collis). Added to Birdtrack

IDLE WASHLANDS – Misson – Slaynes Lane (Notts) – 7 Pochard, 4 Little Egret, 2 Oystercatcher, c.18 Avocet, 12+ LRP (one thought to be in company of hidden js), 2 Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Ruff, c.12 (2j+1chick) Common Tern, 1 RAVEN N, 1j Yellow Wagtail (Rich Collis and Lance Degnan). Added to Birdtrack.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Newington Flash (S. Yorks) – 1 CATTLE EGRET (John Burdall, Chip Rhodes and Derrick Evans). 8 Little Egret, 1 Common Sandpiper, 6 Common Tern (Rich Collis). Added to Birdtrack.

POTTERIC CARR – 6 Black Tailed Godwit, 2
Little Egret, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Ringed Plover, 3 Avocet, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Stock Dove (John Burdall). Added to Birdtrack.

STAINTON QUARRIES – 1 TURTLE DOVE and 1 REDSTART (Jon O’Malley)

UPTON – a garden – 2 CROSSBILL S (Jonny Holiday). Added to Birdtrack.

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCAL Weather: overcast with occasional rain through the early hours; then cloudy but bright and dry until 0800hrs; then mainly overcast with some rain until 1200hrs; then cloudy but bright with some sunshine until 1800hrs; then overcast thereafter. Temperatures: +16°C to +21°C to +17°C to +20°C to +1?°C. Wind: 7mph-11mph, very occasionally gusting to 23mph during the late morning, wholly from within the SW quarter throughout. Visibility: very variable from poor to very good until 1300hrs; then excellent until 1700hrs; then moderate/very good thereafter. Surface pressure: 1009hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc. a NE/SW cold front moved E over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.

SURFACE PRESSURE CHART

Crown copyright, the Met Office 2020
Moon phase: Waxing crescent (27%)

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