Sunday, December 25, 2005

Watchpoint 25-12-2005

Members only watchpoint 25-12-2005
Sunday 25th December 2005
Christmas Day.
0800 – 1015hr (DCB)
Weather and Sky:
An gradually improving morning, with little wind, lifting cloud and ceasing drizzle after a clear and frosty early part of the night. Wind: calm to E F2. Temp: +1 initially rising to +2. Precipitation: drizzle between 0830 and c0900hr. Visibility: Bowland Fells / Bradford. Cloud: initially low stratus with base c1400ft asl. Breaking to stratocumulus 5ok. Pressure: gradual rise over last 24hr with 1027 at 0615 rising 1028hpa.

Following departure of the roosting masses, a silent birdless, flat calm winter sky with only the church bells drifting up from the various valleys in waves along with a singing Mistle Thrush and Robins breaking the quiet. The dawn fogs took a long while to clear, appearing over the western moors as a mass of rapidly advancing and then receding mycelium of the worst possible kind!! No definite bird movement noted. All birds seen except for the departing roosters are listed.

Starling 22
Common Gull 2 > S
Black headed Gull 6
Mistle Thrush 1
Carrion Crow 6
Robin 1
Dunnock 1
Magpie 2
Peregrine 1
Greylag Goose 2
Goosander 10
Canada 6
Pinkfeet 2
Stonechat 3
Mallard 5
Goldeneye 3
Red Grouse

Happy Christmas and Very Best Wishes for the New Year to all,


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