October 29, 2020


Thursday 29th 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 – Old Moor – 1 GREAT EGRET, 6 Little Egret, 340 Wigeon, 350 Teal, 5 Pintail, 130 Gadwall, 120 Shoveler, 600 Lapwing, 1 Ruff, 17 Dunlin, 4 Green Sandpiper, 20 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 6 Water Rail, 1 Swallow, 8 Cetti’s Warbler, 1 Bearded Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker, 20 Siskin, 250 Redwing, 300 Fieldfare (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – 1400+ Pink-footed Geese, 2 Whooper Swan, 1 Pintail, 4 Snipe, 1 Common Gull, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Redwing, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Stonechat, 25 Meadow Pipit, 126 Lesser Redpoll, 1 CROSSBILL, 1 Siskin (Andy Marshall). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

IDLE WASHLANDS – Slaynes Lane and Hagg Lane (Notts) – 10 Redshank, 20 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, c.300 Lapwing, c.200 Goldfinches feeding on seed heads; 6 GREAT EGRET, 3 Little Egret, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 15 Fieldfare (Sue & Roger Bird)

POTTERIC CARR – 105 Greylag Geese, 4 Shelduck, 34 Wigeon, 2m Pintail, 1 GARGANEY, 4 Little Egret, 1 Water Rail, 1 Marsh Harrier, 3 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 265 Lapwing, 1 Snipe, 4 Common Gull, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2c Bearded Tit, 5s Cetti’s Warbler, 50 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 1m Blackcap, 4 Treecreeper, 30 Blackbird, 72 Fieldfare SW, 25 Redwing, 60 Lesser Redpoll, 10 Siskin (Darren Wozencroft). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS.

UPTON CP. – 3 Stock Dove SW,  2 Meadow Pipit SW, 111
Woodpigeon SW, 6 Chaffinch, 7 Starling SW, 3 BRAMBLING SW, 2 Blackbird SW, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 104 Fieldfare SW, 16 Goldfinch SW, 77 Redwing SW, 1 Reed Bunting, 1 ‘alba; wagtail sp. SW (Jonny Holliday per Trektellen)


LOCALWeather: clear skies until 0300hrs; then cloudy but bright until 0700hrs; then mainly overcast with some rain thereafter. Temperatures: +6°C to +1?°C. Wind: 13-18mph, wholly from the SW quarter, occasionally gusting to 29-31mph. Visibility: very good until 1000hrs; then good until 1200hrs; then very good/excellent thereafter. Surface pressure: 1004hPa-1009hPa-1005hPa-100?hPa. Fronts etc.: a WNW/S warm front moved E over the District during the late morning/early afternoon.

Crown copyright, the Met Office 2020
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 96%

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