Saturday, December 10, 2005

Watchpoint 10-12-2005eve

Watchpoint 10-12-2005 eve
Saturday 10th December 2005
1530 - 1615hr (DCB, CK)
Weather and Sky:
A deteriorating afternoon with poor visibility with increasing wind and cloud, following bright and sunny earlier period. Wind: W F4 gusting F5. Temp:9. Visibility: 10 - 20km max. Cloud: stratus. Pressure:1035hpa slight rise over last 24hr.
No passerine movements or gull departures at all this afternoon. However, thousands of gulls arriving to roost, upto c6000, mainly small gulls by 1615hr. Reduction in percentage of Commom Gull.

Proportion Common Gull c30%, = c1800
Black-headed Gull c70%, = c4200
Herring Gull = 23,
Lesser-black backed Gull = 1
Robin – one on moor.

The Sky tonight Saturday 10th December 2005 (c) Posted by Picasa

Kingfisher - ringing and movements

Cheers Andy, look forward to hearing about the history. Dave
----- Original Message -----
From: Andy Jowett
To: daveb
Cc: paul king; Theo Kuechel
Sent: Friday, December 09, 2005 1:30 PM

Some kingfisher pics for you - its an adult female and it already had a ring on it when I caught it near the Wharfe at Otley - will be interesting to see where its come from.

Wonderful stuff Andy, will post this weekend. Would be very interested in due course to learn how far it has moved. Assume controlled today (Friday)?

Yes it was friday - its none of the east dales ringing group rings and none of the other "local" ringer" so its moved from somewhere interesting.

Kingfisher - Otley 09-12-2005 (c) Andy Jowett Posted by Picasa

Kingfisher - Otley 09-12-2005 (c) Andy Jowett Posted by Picasa