Saturday, August 12, 2006

Watchpoint 12-08-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 12-08-2006
Saturday 12th August 2006
0800 – 1100hr. DCB / JS
Weather and Sky:
An improving morning with cloud breaking but always dominant and notably cold. Wind: N F4 gusting 5 / 6. Temperature: 12degC increasing 14. Visibility: Ingleborough / Ferrybridge. Cloud: stratus breaking stratocumulus with low base. Pressure: 1017hPa and rising.

The first full count of the autumn but very hard work and with moving birds few and far between. All movement seen was across the wind which was really too strong, and mostly low. Nearly all had stopped prior to 1030am.

Moving birds:
Swallow 76 > W
Mipit 11 > W
Reed Bunting 1
Swift 9 > W
Grey Wagtail 1 > W
Common Gull 20
Ringed Plover 1
Linnets notably moved on since the previous few weeks.