Thursday, September 22, 2005

Watchpoint 22-09-2005

Many Thanks to Phil Cunningham for this.
You didn`t miss much judging from the low movement later in the morning. Of most interest was the flock of 10 Skylark which were blogging about. I will do some vismig tomorrow but torn between the watchpoint and Paul Clough.

Hi Phil
It seems that some of the other places in this part of the north which also had a better day yesterday had very much reduced numbers and short duration today?…….. Possibly rain / stronger winds in the morning according to what I have just looked at, so if you go, Paul Clough might be the best option? But who can really tell, its coming from the south and west.

Denholme Clough 22-09-2005

Many thanks to Simon Johnson for these counts. Dave
Denholme Clough 22-09-2005
Thursday 22nd September 2005
0630 - 1015hr (SJ)
Weather and Sky:

An improving morning with clearing skies. Wind: S F2 becoming F3. Temp: 11 @ 0630, 12 by 0750hr. Visibility: >15km. Cloud: translucent ac / as 4ok. Pressure: gradual fall 1017hpa.

Moving Birds:
Meadow Pipit 121 > S
Swallow 114 > S
House Martin 50 > S
Sand Martin 1 > SE
Pied Wagtail 28 > S
Grey Wagtail 7 > S
Siskin 20 > S
Jay 20 > W (see below)
Redpoll 11 > S
Linnet 16 > S
Chaffinch 31 > S
Greenfinch 34 > S
Goldfinch 40 > S
Reed Bunting 5 > E
Skylark 1 > SW
Snipe 3 > N
Starling 54 > W
Goosander 41 > NE

Song Thrushes feeding in Clough and bushes alive with Goldcrests. The Jays all came in high from the east included a group of ten which dropped into one or the high trees before soon labouring on and off to the west. Most of the movement was before 0800hr.
Simon Johnson.