Thursday, April 14, 2005

Situation Vacant

I will not be at the watchpoint on Saturday 16th April as I have other birding duties to attend to. Anyone fancy standing in? Please let me know.

Arctic and Common Terns 14-04-2005

(Arctic and Common Terns @ Elland Gravel Pits HBC / JB see below)
Members only watchpoint 14-04-2005
Thursday 14th April 2005
No Visit
Weather and Sky:
An atrocious morning of low cloud, fog and heavy rain – made decision not to visit. Wind: initially E F3 @ 0630, becoming ENE still F3 by 0830 and remaining similar. Temp: 5 dp 5 throughout. Visibility: 100 –400m (local advice). Precipitation: continuous quite heavy rain. Cloud: deep fog, base well below 800ft asl. Pressure: uniform and continuing fall in pressure overnight with 999 by 0630, 998 by 0830 and rising ? 999 by 1030hr.

Quite possibly a bad decision to stay in, as have Just received advice from Halifax Birdwatchers Club of an Arctic Tern now having joined the Common Tern at Elland Gravel Pits in Calderdale. As asked by MD (Mark) I have posted this info here on the Bradford visible migration pages to give earliest advice. Most likely the cloudbase at Elland Gravel Pits is well above the bottom of the valley.

Wheatears 13-04-2005

Many Thanks Brian, I thought it might be better in the afternoon!

----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Vickers
To: Dave Barker
Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2005 11:40 PM
Subject: vismig
6 Wheatears: Trough Lane today pm.
1 Swallow Leeming Pm.