Saturday, November 19, 2005


Thanks for that Brian. Dave.
----- Original Message -----
From: Brian Vickers
To: Daveb
Sent: Saturday, November 19, 2005 5:12 PM
Subject: Todays Sightings
Pintail a pair at Silsden Res today, also 33 Canada Geese, 1 Pochard, 1 Wigeon, 6 Goosander.

COLD EDGE DAMS Autumn 2005

COLD EDGE DAMS Autumn 2005
Many thanks Brian, as ever for the exceedingly prompt and very detailed report covering the period 7th July to 1st November 2005. Here is the summery reproduced below. We do all hope things are continuing to improve and am sure I speak for all, in sending all our sincere best wishes. Dave etal


Pink footed Goose 430
Golden Plover 6
Snipe 112
Woodpigeon 35
Skylark 13
Swallow 913
Tree Pipit 1
Alba wagtail 59
Stonechat 4
Blackbird 2
Redwing 601
Jay 4
Chaffinch 153
Greenfinch 122
Linnet 14
Reed Bunting 31
Wigeon 20
Lapwing 63
Green Sandpiper 1
Swift 143
Sand Martin 2
House Martin 62
Meadow Pipit 3120
Grey Wagtail 2
Wheatear 9
Fieldfare 296
Coal Tit 15
Starling 807
Siskin 12
Redpoll 4
Buzzard 1

Species total = 32
Birds Counted 7170

Counts took place on only one morning every week (Sunday).

Numbers well down this year due to having to abandon watch early in season, missing many Fieldfare, Redwings and Woodpigeons moving.

Brian Sumner.

"Red sky at Night" Saturday 19th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa

Landscape clutter at dusk Saturday 19th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa

Whitefield (Manchester) 09 to 19–11-2005

Simon, many thanks for your reports from the other side of the Pennines, I have published on the newsgroup.


Watchpoint 19-11-2005

Members only watchpoint 19-11-2005
Saturday 19th November 2005
0730 – 1030hr (DCB, CK)
Weather and Sky:
A very cold, clear anticyclonic morning with mist lying in the valleys and to some extent over the eastern plane of Yorkshire. Wind: initially at 0615hr W F1, remaining similar, sometimes calm until 0900hr when W F2, becoming SW F2. Temp: hard white frost overnight with –1 at 0615, -2 by 0715 and –3 by 0730, then rising during the morning to +2 by 1015hr. Visibility, very clear above inversion mists with clear views to Leck Fell, Cleveland Hills, Yorkshire Wolds and Lincolnshire Wolds. Cloud: little cirrus and cirrostratus but essentially deep blue open sky with lots of persistent contrailing visible – very cold up there! Pressure: rising overnight with QNH 1030hpa @ 0615 and 1031 by 1015, then ridging and falling slightly later on.

Sky open and empty in all respects, no cloud, no birds, even later on with rising temperatures there was very little to be seen at all and very notably only four thrushes and no Meadow pipits at all. No sound of vis on the wing at all and nothing could be seen at all in the upper open sky. The end is neigh upon us here in the hills, as is deep November! On the positive side a Collared Dove was singing persistently from the wood – a rare bird here and lots of Red Grouse crackling all around.

Reed Bunting 6 > W
Woodpigeon 88 > S and SW with a couple of small groups NW.
Chaffinch 3 > W
Carrion Crow 12 > SW
Starling 4 > NW
Fieldfare 4 > SW
Black headed Gull 26 > various
Lesser black backed Gull 6 > N
Canada Goose c120 in two groups ( W and SW).
White Goose with Canada flock.
A few Wigeon on the water.

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Open skies this morning Saturday 19th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa

Long shadows after sunrise Saturday 19th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa

The sky this morning (E) Saturday 19th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa

Dawn over eastern Yorkshire Saturday 19th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa

Frozen lagoons Saturday 19th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa

Winter dawn Saturday 19th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa

Sunrise this morning Saturday 19th November 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa