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Monday 26th 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 closed 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

PLEASE NOTE THAT DDOS MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL AT LEAST JANUARY 2021 DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID CRISIS.

BIRD REPORTS

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Buzzards, 3 Kestrels, 2 Sparrowhawks, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtails, c140 Fieldfares, 9 Whooper Swans (5+4) South, c60 Lapwings. 1 Stonechat, 900 Pink-footed Geese SE, c200 W, c 550 N, c100 N.W and a total of c 10,000 SE over Thorne towards dusk (Andy Lakin)

SOUTH KIRKBY CAMP – 5 Red-legged Partridge, 4 Stock Dove, 100+ Lapwing W, 10 Redwing, 2 Fieldfare, 17 Skylark W, c.150 Starling, 3 Yellowhammer, 3 Linnet (Paul Jackson per SESKUBIRDS)

The Brown Shrike at Johnny Brown’s Common, South Kirkby.

Andy Butler has added some detailed notes on the Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus and why he believes it isn’t a Turkestan (Red-tailed) Shrike Lanius phoenicuroides on his Wildlife Diaries blog which can be accessed HERE

Thanks Steve Furber for providing the link.

WENT VALLEY – Southfield Res. – 5000+ Pink-footed Geese in fields to E, 18 Whooper Swan, 3 Goosander, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Kingfisher, 7 Swallow and 2 Grey Wagtail (Adrian Scutt)

WENT VALLEY – Went Ings – 1 Green Sandpiper (Adrian Scutt)

ALL ABOVE ADDED TO BIRDTRACK

WEATHER REPORTS

LOCALWeather: clear skies until 0700hrs; then mainly cloudy but bright, occasionally overcast and very occasional clear skies thereafter. Temperatures: +7°C to +6°C to +11°C to +9°C to +10°C to +?°C. Wind: 10-17mph wholly from the SW quarter. Visibility: mainly excellent/very good, very occasionally good. Surface pressure: 993hPa-992hPa-99?hPa. Fronts etc.: a N/S weakening occlusion moved E over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.

Crown copyright, the Met Office 2020
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 78%

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