Thursday, August 11, 2005

Paul Clough etc 11-08-2005

Thanks Brian, Paul Clough, sightings worth their weight in gold!! And especially so as the season progresses.
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Vickers
To: Daveb
Sent: Thursday August 11th, 2005 1:11 PM
Subject: Paul Clough today.
Willow Warbler 12+
Reed Bunting 2.
Sparrowhawk 1
Kestrel 1
Pied Flycatcher 3 (Female/juvenile types).
Spotted Flycatcher 5 ( 1 adult feeding two downy young and two older juveniles)
Green Woodpecker 1 + 1juv with a juvenile, excellent views as they sat together in a Hawthorn bush.
Bullfinch 3

A quiet day at the watchpoint, with only a Greenshank of note.
Nab Water Lane 6 Wheatears
Trough Lane 2 Wheatears
Trough Lane 3 Stonechat ( all juvs)

Watchpoint 11-08-2005

Members only watchpoint 11-08-2005
Thursday 11th August 2005
1900 – 2045hr
A deteriorating evening with increasing cloud and reducing visibility. Wind: NW F2 rising 3. Temp: 16. Visibility: initially, Elslack Moor / Drax. Cloud: alto cumulus / cumulus mediocrisb 3ok, developing to become cu sp + cu congestus 6ok. Pressure: falling 1013.

Few gulls in the area with most of those present moving on after a short stay. A Green Sandpiper initially heard approaching over the water left > NW. A compact group of c 25 Swallows passed fairly low > SW at 2012 and three Sand Martins were noted going low > NE when leaving at the gate. At least three Willow Warblers were calling from the wood at dusk. A quiet evening!

Moving birds:
Swallow c25 > SW
Sand Martin 3 > NE
Green Sandpiper 1 > NW
Few Gulls > various.

Snipe 5
Curlew 6
Common Sand 2
Little ringed Plover 1
Willow Warbler 3+
Greenshank 1
Meadow Pipit 6 pre roost

Black headed Gull juv (c) Posted by Picasa

Lesser black backed Gull juv (c) Posted by Picasa