Saturday, October 22, 2005

Cold Edge Vis Mig

Saddened to hear your news Brian and hope things improve soon. Dave.

Cold Edge Vis Mig
Just to say that I will have to stop the vis mig watch at CED due to my wife being taken to hospital after a stroke which looks like it could be a long job. If anyone wants to carry it on for the remaining few weekends it would be good.

Caldene Fields 22-10-2005

Thanks for this Martyn. Dave.

----- Original Message -----

From: Martyn Priestly

To: Daveb

Sent: Saturday, October 22, 2005 12:14 PM

Subject: VM

Hi David

Caldene Fields 22nd October 2005 Vis Mig from 07.30 - 09.00am


A dry mild morning with an overcast sky breaking to the east, no wind.


A poor watch with little passage, although a flushed Jack Snipe found at 08.46 was an excellent find.

Black Headed Gull > 48 SS/E

Pied Wagtail > 2S > 3E

Blackbird > 5W > 3E

Redwing > 19W > 10S/W

Carrion Crow > 3W > 7E

Chaffinch > 2E

Greenfich > 9E > 27W

Redpoll > 4S



Watchpoint 22-10-2205

Members only watchpoint 22-10-2005

Saturday 22nd October 2005

0730 - 1045hr (DCB, JS)

Weather and Sky:

Friday the previous day – a very wet one with some rain continuing over night. A deteriorating morning with little wind, heavily overcast and with low cloudbase and light rain again by 1115hr. Wind: WNW F3 becoming light and variable to calm towards the end of the watch. Temp: 9 @ 0600hr and similar until 0830hr then 10 by 0945hr and remaining similar for the rest of the morning. Visibility: Elslack Moor / Pudsey. Cloud: stratus and stratocumulus 7ok. Pressure: rising overnight and through morning from trough yesterday tea time of QNH 987hpa to 994hpa by 0630hr and finally 997hpa by 1100hr.

A very poor morning with long periods of empty and quiet skies. Ideal conditions for viewing but hardly anything there to see. Jackdaws the strongest species with parties going both east and west. A late Wheatear was on the wave wall and at least a couple of Brambling went through west with the Chaffinches. A Ring Ouzel was in the fields on the way home.

Goldeneye 1 (first return)

Sparrowhawk 1

Kestrel 1

Curlew 2

Black-headed Gull 12 > SW

Common Gull 11 > S

Lesser Black-backed Gull 11 > S and SW

Stock Dove 5 > NW

Woodpigeon 18 > S

Skylark 2 > W

Meadow Pipit 14 > W and S

alba Wagtail 3 > W and S

Wheatear 1

Blackbird 4 > E

Ring Ouzel 1

Fieldfare 10 > NW

Redwing 82 > NW

Mistle Thrush 3 > NW

Jackdaw 111 > E and W

Carrion Crow 6 > S

Starling 29 > W

Chaffinch 34 > W

Brambling 2 > W

Greenfinch 5 > SW

Reed Bunting 4 > W

Total: 373 individuals, 25 species, 3:15 hours


The sky this morning (E) Saturday 22nd October 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa
The sky this morning (W) Saturday 22nd October 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa
The sky this morning (S) better weather in this direction - Saturday 22nd October 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa