Friday, August 18, 2006

Watchpoint 18-08-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 18-08-2006
Friday 18th August 2006
1430 - 1730hr. DCB
Weather and Sky:
An improving, sometimes wet afternoon after a very wet morning. Wind: SW F2. Temperature: 15 degC. Visibility: Flasby Fells / Pudsey. Precipitation: heavy rain ceasing to become intermittent, then dry – very humid. Cloud: breaking stratus 7ok base @ 1400ft asl. Pressure: 1001hPa steady.

Very wet feet due to standing water at the watchpoint but an interesting and better than expected afternoon with still a few Swifts moving behind the rain with Teal, Shelduck and Snipe all overflying, possibly stirred up by the rains.

Moving Birds:
Swift 24 > W
Grey Wag 1 > W
Teal 14 > W
Shelduck 6 > E
Swallow 15 > S
Snipe 10

Ring Ouzel in heathland
Willow Warbler 2 ditto