Sunday, March 20, 2005

Watchpoint 20-03-2005

Members only watchpoint 20-03-2005
Sunday 20th March 2005
0805 - 1015hr.
Weather and Sky:
A consistently poor morning with low stratus, very moist mist and SSE wind increasing from initially F2 to in excess of F5, and despite the temperature – bitter cold. Wind: initially SE F2 @ 0630hr, increasing SE F3 by 0800hr and finally SSE F5 by 1000hr (much in excess of SSE F3 @ 600ftasl). Temp: initially 9 dp 9 @ 0630hr, remaining similar 9 (8 @ wp) dp 9, and 10 (8 @ wp) dp 8 by 1015hr. Visibility: variable 1000m min – 1800m max. Cloud: low stratus throughout with base often down to c1100ft asl and continuous cloud block over the Pennine ridge. Pressure: slight fall overnight (last few hours) continuing through the morning with 1022 @ 0630hr and 1021 by 1000hr. After this fall becoming more pronounced during the day.

Another very poor morning with upland and "easterly?" weather probably dominating the vis situation. Hardly any passerine movement that could be seen here and still without the expected mipit wave! also notably no Sky Lark on the move at all today. However a lot more gulls than yesterday. Thrushes moved on.

Moving Birds:
Fieldfare 4 > SE
alba 4 > N
Redshank 4 > E
Meadow Pipit 11 > N
Common Gull 27 > N and NW
BH Gull 106 > NW and N
Lapwing 10 > NW
Herring Gull 6 > N
LBB Gull 12 > N
Golden Plover 8 > SE
corvids 12 > W
all Blackbirds gone.

Golden Plover c 250
Lapwing c80
Twite 6
Magpie 8


Information 20-03-2005

[Visible Migration] 3/20/2005 03:46:06 PM
----- Original Message -----

From: theok
To: Dave Barker
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 3:46 PM

Subject: [Visible Migration] 3/20/2005 03:46:06 PM

Things certainly seem to be livening up Dave. I note Osprey has been sighted not far away (Deer Hill Reservoir) and Ouzels are starting to appear across the country. --

Posted by theok to Visible Migration at 3/20/2005 03:46:06 PM

Cold Edge Dams 20-03-2005

Cold Edge Dams 20-03-2005
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Sumner
To: David Barker
Sent: Sunday, March 20, 2005 12:01 PM
Subject: [vismig] Cold Edge Dams

0730 - 1100hrsA foggy start till 0815 then remaining misty all a.m. with a cold ESE 2-3 wind. A good birding morning on the water and moor but next to no movement and still very few Mipits present.The highlight of the morning were frogs with hundreds of large frogs packed in every small moorland water hole surrounded by spawn, well you have to watch something if there are no birds flying !

Oystercatcher 1 >NW
Redshank 1 >NW
Mipits 30 >N
Skylark 2 >NW

2pr Stonechat
1m 2f Goldeneye
1pr Tufted
180+ Golden Plover
2 Redshank
2 Oyks

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