Thursday, August 11, 2005

Watchpoint 11-08-2005

Members only watchpoint 11-08-2005
Thursday 11th August 2005
1900 – 2045hr
A deteriorating evening with increasing cloud and reducing visibility. Wind: NW F2 rising 3. Temp: 16. Visibility: initially, Elslack Moor / Drax. Cloud: alto cumulus / cumulus mediocrisb 3ok, developing to become cu sp + cu congestus 6ok. Pressure: falling 1013.

Few gulls in the area with most of those present moving on after a short stay. A Green Sandpiper initially heard approaching over the water left > NW. A compact group of c 25 Swallows passed fairly low > SW at 2012 and three Sand Martins were noted going low > NE when leaving at the gate. At least three Willow Warblers were calling from the wood at dusk. A quiet evening!

Moving birds:
Swallow c25 > SW
Sand Martin 3 > NE
Green Sandpiper 1 > NW
Few Gulls > various.

Snipe 5
Curlew 6
Common Sand 2
Little ringed Plover 1
Willow Warbler 3+
Greenshank 1
Meadow Pipit 6 pre roost

Black headed Gull juv (c) Posted by Picasa

Lesser black backed Gull juv (c) Posted by Picasa



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