Sunday, October 23, 2005

Watchpoint 23-10-2005 eve

Members only watchpoint 23-10-2005 eve
Sunday 23rd October 2005
1555hr but count from1715 – 1820hr (DCB)
Weather and Sky:
A rapidly improving afternoon with interesting skies but still damp with little wind / fogs forming later on. Wind: calm to variable W F1. Temp: 8. Visibility: 20km. Cloud: complex 3ok. Fog forming actively over the lower land and in the valleys. Lots of heavy cumulus to far NW. Pressure: rising 1012hpa.

A tranquil late afternoon, with various thrushes in the sky including two very high Blackbirds which dropped into the trees. Fieldfare, Redwing and Starlings were all going west. Unseen Redwings were heard overhead at the gates whilst leaving – almost dark and mists swirling waist high.

Fieldfare 115 > W in three groups
Redwing not possible to count all
Starling 75 > W in two groups (high and Lancashire bound)
Alba Wagtail 3 > W
Meadow Pipit 6 > W
Redpoll 20

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Evening Fogs Sunday 23rd October 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa
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Watchpoint 23-10-2005

Members only watchpoint 23-10-2005
Sunday 23rd October 2005
0750 – 0940hr (DCB, JS)
Weather and Sky:
A bad but still deteriorating morning with moderate rain, little visibility and almost flat calm. Wind: calm to light and variable / E F1. Temp: 6 @ 0730hr to 7 by 1000hr. Precipitation: light to moderate rain throughout. Visibility: 100m to 400m best. Cloud: Fog, with cloudbase at c900ft asl. Pressure: rising strongly overnight and throughout the morning with 1008hpa by 0730 and 1010 by 1000hr.

A terrible morning of rain, fog and flat calm. Watch this morning from the third gate in the shelter of the few trees. Two Robins, Goldcrests and a Wren seen, with the only moving birds being a couple of Pied Wagtails, south-west at 0920hr.

Pied Wagtail 2 > SW

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