Saturday, September 17, 2005

Kex Gill 17-09-2005

Many thanks for this Andy, Dave.
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy Jowett
To: Daveb
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 8:48 PM
Subject: Kex Gill Saturday

Still a good steady mipit passage through Kex Gill, with 68 birds ringed (also a linnet ringed from a flock of 80+), 8+ skylarks went through as did a handful of swallows, Grey Wagtail and Redpoll. 35 Pinkfeet went SE . I have some more mipit pictures if youd like, including ones of different stages of wing moult.
Three pied wags also over kex this am - all together.
Skylark was a good total for here at this time - mid oct has always seemed to be the peak time for numbers.

Also a Great Spotted Woodpecker flew out over the moor - scarce at this site.

Great Spotted Woodpeckers seem interesting here this year as well Andy. We also have had several birds to date coming out, across the moor and away. Also Marks Jays of definate interest today. Did you also have a Jay on the moor last week? We had two WNW on 28th August, so will be scanning hard tomorrow!!

Andy's Meadow Pipit photos will be published as soo as to hand.

Denholme Clough 17-09-2005

Many thanks for the info Mark - a great day, Dave.
----- Original Message -----
From: mark doveston
To: vismig
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2005 10:22 PM
Subject: [vismig] Denholme Clough 17/9/05
Denholme Clough 0650-1000
Clear start with slight ground frost. gentle northerly wind. very high cloud.

34 Pinkfeet - SE
1 Bar-tailed Godwit - W
1 Wheatear - S
42 House Martin
1 Sand Martin
164 Swallow
171 Meadow Pipit
25 Jay - NW
47 Siskin
45 Chaffinch
40 Goldfinch
11 Linnet
1 Cormorant - N
4 Dunnock - N
11 Mistle Thrush

Plenty of birds in the bushes, majority were finches. Also 4+Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blackcap. Most interesting was the Jay movement.


Oxenhope 15/17-09-2005

Many thanks to RHP for this info. Dave.
Paul Clough (17-09-2005)
0845 – 1015hr (Rod Procter)
Chaffinch 16 > W
Meadow Pipit 35 > W
Swallow 12
House Martin 40
Siskin 15 > SW
Wheatear 1
Sparrowhawk 1
Bullfinch 5

Long Nab (17-09-2005)
1015 – 1050hr (Rod Procter)
Whinchat 1
Meadow Pipit 68 > W
Grey Heron 1 > S
Also in addition, lots of mipits comming up from the roadsides on the way up to Fly Flats.

Oxenhope (15-07-2005)
1000 – 1200hr (Rod Procter)
(valley bottom in poor weather)
Swallow 320 > E

Watchpoint 17-09-2005

Members only watchpoint 17-09-2005
Saturday 17th September 2005
0805 – 1050hr (DCB)
Weather and Sky:
A deteriorating morning with early frost and clear skies over drawing, clearing then overdrawing again from west. Wind: W F2 @0630hr, becoming W F1 by 0800hr, then NW F3 by 0930hr. Temp: early hard white ground frost over cars and fields persisting until c0710hr. when t=4degC, then 6 @ 0825hr increasing to 10.5 by 1050hr. Feeling cold throughout. Visibility: >Leck Fells / Humber Bridge. Cloud: initial open sky at 0630hr, soon overdrawing 6ok altocumulus mackerel from north, then becoming open again before advancement of much deeper stratus from west and becoming 8ok by lunchtime. Pressure: gradual rise over night with 1025hpa throughout.

Majority of Meadow Pipit movement during the first hour with many of those being before 0835 when became notably more quiet. Suggest most of move was before I arrived, therefore missed. Two very distinct movements of Meadow Pipits this morning with the higher birds nearly all going south and the lower closer ones nearly all c west. In addition to the identified finch sp listed, several distant high parties were noted going in a variety of southerly directions, from SE, through S to W. With the exception of the Sand Martin, which was a bit earlier, all of the House Martin movement came after 0920hr. Very notable this morning, no Swallows at all here. Also notable the continuing near absence of albas here this autumn – have any other counters noted this?

Moving Birds:
Meadow Pipit 113 > S and W
Linnet 18 > W
Siskin 22 > SW
Goldfinch 39 > SE
Sand Martin 1 > SE
House Martin 42 > S / SE
Swallow (none)
alba 1 off S
Chaffinch 24 > W
Grey Wagtail 1 > W
Finch sp a good few high and distant parties not specific.
Wigeon 1 arrival overnight.

interesting albas (c). Posted by Picasa
The sky this morning 17th September 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa