THE VISIBLE MIGRATION / MOVEMENT OF BIRDS OVER BRADFORD (UK) AND SURROUNDING AREAS WITH SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON WEATHER AND SKY. NOW Including:
"OXENHOPE HOLISTIC SKY"!
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 Dave, 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 Brian.
Thanks Brian. ----- Original Message ----- From: Brian Sumner To: Dave B Sent: Sunday, August 07, 2005 12:23 PM Subject: [vismig] Cold Edge Dams 0730-1045hrs. Cool NNW > 3. Clear blue skies, sunshine. Good Visibility
Moving Birds: SWALLOW 57 > SW SWIFT 4 > SW LAPWING 2 > E 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. Brian.
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