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Friday 30th 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. PLEASE NOTE THAT DDOS MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL AT LEAST JANUARY 2021 DUE TO THE ONGOING COVID CRISIS.


DEARNE VALLEY – Adwick Washland – 7 Grey Heron, 1 Little Egret, 157 Pink-footed Geese E at 16.44 + c.50 E at 16.46; 300+ Wigeon, 127 Lapwing, 8 Grey Partridge, 11 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Stonechat, 16 Redpoll, c.420 Fieldfare S, 20+ Redwing (Barnsley BSG per Twitter)

DEARNE VALLEY – Old Moor – 15 Dunlin, 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 GREAT EGRET, 2 Little Egret, 4 Pintail, 1 Cetti’s Warbler, 3 Grey Heron, 3 Snipe, 1 Common Gull, 14 LBB Gull, 40 BH Gull, 55 Herring Gull, 1 Canada Goose, 77 Greylag Geese, 6 Shoveler, 2 GC Grebe, 9 Coot, 53 Lapwing, 38 Mallard, 28 Gadwall, 29 Tufted, 8 Teal, 26 Pied Wagtail, 2 Cettis Warbler, 1 Cormorant, 7 Grey Heron, 1 Moorhen, 3 Little Grebe (Paul Gould & Gerald Lax per Twitter)

DEARNE/DON VALLEY – Mexborough – c.90 Pink-footed Geese SE @ 1630hrs (Ken Foundation)

DON VALLEY – Rawmarsh – 1 Sparrowhawk E @ 0928hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Silverwood Lagoon – 9 Whooper Swan SSW @ 0835hrs (Per today’s SHEFFIELD BIRD STUDY GROUP-RECENT NEWS)

DON VALLEY – Sprotbrough Flash – 1 Watet Rail, 11 Cormorant, 9 Wigeon, 45 Gadwall, 1s Cetti’s Warbler, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 15 Chaffinch and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dave Carroll)

DON VALLEY – Stainforth – Hatfield Pit Tip – 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Whooper Swans, 5 Jays, 2 Sparrowhawks 3 Kestrels, c.4000 Pink-footed Geese SW, c.1000 SE, c.300 NW and c.1800 E; 2 Mistle Thrushes, 6 Grey Partridges and 6 Stonechats (Andy Lakin) 

HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS – Hatfield Moors – c.1500 Pink-footed Geese, 30 Shoveler, 3 Little Egret, 3+ Marsh Harrier, c.100 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 2 WOODCOCK, 1 Tawny Owl, 110+ Fieldfare, 7 Stonechat, 230+ Lesser Redpoll, 1 COMMON (MEALY) REDPOLL (John Robinson and Col Neale). For further detail see today’s HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG.

POTTERIC CARR – 3 Shelduck, 2m Pintail, 1 BITTERN, 4 Little Egret, 1 cc Marsh Harrier, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1c Water Rail, 3 Golden Plover – dropped onto cell 1b then flew off west; 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 5s Cetti’s Warbler (+3s around margin inc. 1 on M18 banking), several Siskin and Redpoll (Sue and Roger Bird & Dave Mack). For further detail see today’s POTTERIC CARR-WILDLIFE SIGHTINGS.


LOCALWeather: mainly cloudy but bright until 0400hrs; then overcast with some light rain until 1500hrs; then mainly cloudy but bright thereafter. Temperatures: +14°C to +16°C to +9°C to +10°C to +?°C. Wind: 19-21mph, gusting occasionally from 29-37mpb, wholly from the SW quarter until 0300hrs; then 21-15mph, wholly from the SW quarter until 1300hrs; then 15-5mph, wholly from the NW quarter until 2000hrs; then 2-5mph, wholly from the SE quarter thereafter. Visibility: excellent/very good throughout. Surface pressure: 1006hPa-1018hPa-1017hPa. Fronts etc. a variable NE/SW mixed front was lying over the District for much of the day.

Crown copyright, the Met Office 2020
Moon phase: Waxing gibbous 99%

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