October 28, 2020


Wednesday 28th October 2020

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Tia 3 Rules

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



DEARNE VALLEY – Broomhill Park – 100+ Fieldfare S, 140+ Redwing S, 1 Whooper Swan SE, 10+ Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 1 GREAT EGRET, 6 Little Egret, 340 Wigeon, 392 Teal, 5 Pintail, 1 Shelduck, 4 Goosander, 130 Gadwall, 120 Shoveler, 600 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 20 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 20 Snipe, 45r Lesser Black Backed Gull, 70r Herring Gull, 3 Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20 Siskin, 250 Redwing, 300 Fieldfare (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

CADEBY – HIGH MELTON (in fields) – 2 RAVEN (Mick Bellas)

DONCASTER LAKESIDE – 6000 Black-headed Gull (roosted), 100 Herring Gull (pre-roost before flying towards Potteric Carr), 3 Grey Wagtail flew SW together (Richard Scott)

DON VALLEY – Hatfield Pit Tip – 3 Stonechats, 1 Water Rail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5a Whooper Swans, 5 Jays, c.425 Pink-footed Geese (c.125+100 SE, c.200 E), 8 Buzzards, 6 Sparrowhawks, 4 Kestrels, 2 Little Egrets and a Jack Snipe (Andy Lakin).

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon – 6 Mute Swan; 1 Jack Snipe; c.60 Fieldfare SW; 4 Lesser Redpoll; 1 Siskin W; 12+ Jay; 6 Skylark; 3 Pied Wagtail; 2 Buzzard; 3 Jackdaw E; c.30 Long-tailed Tit; 1 Mistle Thrush. For further detail see today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS.

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1000+ Pink-footed Geese, 4 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 3 Snipe, 1 Peregrine,  2 Kestrel, 48 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 2m Stonechat, 20+ Lesser Redpoll (Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR – 5 Whooper Swan SE, 7 Shelduck, 2m Pintail, 1 BITTERN, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Kestrel, 1 Peregrine, 1c Water Rail, 5 Skylark over,  
100 Lesser Redpoll, 40 Goldfinch, 30 Siskin. BUFFER AREA – Low Ellers Curve – 50 Fieldfare (Richard Scott, Barry Wardley). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS.

SOUTH KIRKBY – Carr Lane Pond – 7 Shoveler and 1 Grey Wagtail (Paul Jackson)

SOUTH KIRKBY/NORTH ELMSALL – Jonny Brown’s Common – 11 Canada Geese, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Cormorant, c.40 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, 1 WILLOW TIT, 2 Reed Bunting (Paul Jackson)

WENT VALLEY – Sykehouse/Southfield Res. – 4000+ Pink-footed Geese SE (Clive Featherstone and Bob Usher)


LOCALWeather: mainly clear skies with some scattered cloud and some very occasional scattered cloud with some rain during the early hours. Temperatures: +7°C to +6°C to +12°C to +?°C. Wind: 11-16mph, wholly from the SW quarter until 0900hrs; then 23-15mph, gusting from 29-31mph, wholly from SW quarter until 1700hrs; then 13-??mph, wholly from the SW quarter thereafter. Visibility: very good/excellent throughout. Surface pressure: 996hPa-995hPa-998hPa-997hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: none.

Crown copyright, the Met Office 2020
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 91%

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