Sunday, November 06, 2005

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Watchpoint 06-11-2005

Members only watchpoint 06-11-2005
Sunday 6th November 2005
1440 - 1630hr (DCB, JS)
Weather and Sky:
An improving afternoon after an atrocious morning of strong SSW wind and lashing rain. Wind:WSW F3, Temp: 9. Visibility: 30km max, Cloud: a mixture of cumulus sp, fractus, altostratus and various cirrus. Pressure: rising since late morning with 1007hpa @ 1440hr and 1008 by 1650hr.

Good to be out in the improving weather but as expected few moving birds to be seen. Most notable were a small total of 22 Woodpigeon passing, all going south-east in four groups and Common Gulls moving strongly, assumed to the next roost up the line, with a total of 145 north-west.

Woodpigeon 22 > SE
Common Gull 145 > NW
Meadow Pipit 3 > W
Lesser black backed Gull 1 > SW
Fieldfare 110 > W
Starling movement east and south-east all assumed to roost?

Total: 281 individuals, 5 species, 1:50 hours

The sky this afternoon (E) Sunday 6th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa
Sunset (W) Sunday 6th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa
Last light (W) Sunday 6th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa