October 24, 2020


Saturday 24th October 2020

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As from midnight we are in Covid Tier (Tears) 3 and the following apply:

People must not meet socially with friends and family indoors in any setting unless they are part of their household or support bubble. This includes private homes and indoors in hospitality venues, such as pubs. They must also not meet with people outside of their household or support bubble in a private garden or in most outdoor public venues.
People may continue to see friends and family they do not live with (or have formed a support bubble with) in groups of 6 or less in certain outdoor public spaces such as a park or beach, the countryside, a public garden or a sports venues.
All pubs and bars must close unless they are serving substantial meals
People should try to avoid travelling outside the Very High alert level or entering a Very High alert level area, other than for work, education or for caring responsibilities or to travel through as part of a longer journey
Residents should avoid staying overnight in another part of the UK, and others should avoid staying overnight in the Very High alert area



BESSACARR – c.70 Pink-footed Geese E (Sue Bird)

DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washland – 2 Grey Heron, 161 Canada Goose, 183 Greylag Goose, 288 Wigeon, 19 Shoveler, 1 Snipe, 3 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, 12+ Grey Partridge, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1m Stonechat (Nigel Smith per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 GREAT EGRET, 10 Little Egret, 300 Wigeon, 300 Teal, 4 Pintail, 1 Shelduck, 130 Gadwall, 120 Shoveler, 600 Lapwing, 100 Golden Plover, 3 Ruff, 22 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 20 Snipe, 1 Marsh Harrier, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, 130 Redwing, 35 Fieldfare (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 400+ Pink-footed Geese, 1 Pintail S, 3 Goldeneye (John Robinson)

MELTON BRAND – c.400 Fieldfare (Mick Bellas)

POTTERIC CARR – 2m Pintail, 1 BITTERN, 7 Snipe, 5000r Starling (Richard Scott) 

SOUTH KIRKBY – Johnny Brown’s Common – 46 species – 3 Cormorant, 3 Sparrowhawk, 6 Buzzard, 7 Lapwing S + c.70 E, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Kestrel, 100+ Redwing, 40+ Fieldfare, 5 Goldcrest, 1 WILLOW TIT, 5 Redpoll, 5 Siskin (Paul Jackson, Paddy Martin & Mark Spedding)

UPTON CP. – 0745-0945hrs – 4 Greylag Goose SW, 18 Chaffinch SW, 11 Starling SW, 1 Bullfinch SW,  1 Blackbird SW, 7 Linnet SW, 52 Fieldfare SW, 3 Lesser Redpoll SW, 66 Redwing SW, 18 Goldfinch SW, 5 ‘alba’ Wagtail sp. SW and 2 NE, 1 Siskin SW, 3 Meadow Pipit SW (Jonny Holliday per Trektellen)


LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud until 0600hrs; then cloudy but bright until early afternoon; then overcast with some rain until early evening; then cloudy but bright with scattered cloud until 1900hrs; then overcast thereafter. Temperatures: +6°C to +7°C to +5°C to +14°C to +12°C to +10°C. Wind: 9mph-10mph, wholly from the SSW/S until 0300hrs; then 9mph-15mph, wholly from the SSE/S until 0900hrs; then 18mph-23mph, gusting from 29mph-39mph, wholly from the SW quarter until 1900hrs; then 17mph-??mph thereafter. Visibility: very good/excellent until 1600hrs; then moderate/poor until 1800hrs; then excellent/very good thereafter. Surface pressure: 1007hPa-991hPa. Fronts etc.: a NNW/SSW warm front moved E over the District during the late afternoon.

Crown copyright, the Met Office 2020
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 60%

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