Sunday, August 07, 2005

Paul Clough 07-08-2005

Great Stuff Brian!
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Vickers
To: Dave B
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 1:41 PM
Subject: Paul Clough 07-08-2005

Pied Flycatcher 3 ( female/juvenile types)
Spotted Flycatcher 5 ( 1 adult feeding two downy young and two older juvs)
Willow Warbler 12+
Reed Bunting 2
Green Woodpecker 1

Cold Edge Dams 07-08-2005

Thanks Brian.
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Sumner
To: Dave B
Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 12:23 PM
Subject: [vismig] Cold Edge Dams

Cool NNW > 3. Clear blue skies, sunshine. Good Visibility

Moving Birds:
GREEN SANDPIPER 1 > NE @ 0945hrs

Some Other:
1 Willow Warbler
6 Wheatear
8 Linnet on seed
Last nights fall of Mipits had gone when I arrived this a.m.

Watchpoint 07-08-2005

Members only watchpoint 07-08-2005
Sunday 7th August 2005
0800 – 1055hr
Weather and Sky:
A fair weather morning but with increasing cloud and wind, which all the time was turning towards the north.. Wind: initially WNW F2 @ 0700hr, ultimately becoming N F5. Temp: 9 initially, becoming 15 by 1100hr. Visibility: >Leck Fell / Humber Bridge. Cloud: initially open sky 0ok @ 0700, becoming cu humilis 2ok by 0900hr and increasing cu mediocris, merging to stratocumulus 5ok by 1100hrs. Pressure: static 1020hpa.

Another generally poor morning but notable for Sand Martins on the move. Two groups of four were seen moving west along the ridge to our south and a single was noted on approach from the north-west, passing overhead and away south-east. Few Swifts were moving, with only 17 counted, going in various directions, with even fewer Swallows, mainly west. Only three Meadow Pipits were seen.

Moving birds:
Sand Martin 9 > mainly W
Swift 17 > various
Swallow 13 > mainly W

Common Sandpipier 2
Ringed Plover 1
Curlew 5
Starling 12
Meadow Pipit 3
Linnet 15
Wheatear 4
Rook 70