Monday, August 28, 2006

Oxenhope 28-08-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 28-08-2006
Monday 28th August 2006
0730 – 1100hr. DCB / BV / HC
Weather and Sky:
A deteriorating morning with deep cumulonimbus approaching from the west and becoming established with rain by 1045hr.W F 5, 10 rising 13, Humber Bridge / Ingleborough max, initially cirrus 2ok, cumulonimbus to west and advancing very rapidly, stratocumulus to east and north. 1006 rising 1007.

Only a fair morning, with winds a bit too strong, however mipits, loads more than yesterday trickling through west all of the time, much more hop – skip – go than in the main season, but always, always west. The Swallow wave did not arrive until c 1000hr and then was a poor effort – probably supreme for the birds though and again a couple of well spaced Swift singles were detected.

Moving Birds:
Swallow 47 > W and S
Mips 176 > W
Ringed Plover 1
Goldfinch 5 > W
Linnet 1 > W
Swift 2 > W
Grey Wag 3 > W
House Martin 10 > SE

Whinchat 2
Wheatear 2



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