Saturday, November 04, 2006

Caldene Fields Watchpoint 04-11-2006

4th of November 06 watch for 07.15 – 10.15

Weather: Dry 30% cloud cover increasing to 60% by 7.45. Little cloud to the east but quite misty reducing visibility to around 11/2 miles. temp 4c with a F1 S/ W wind with gust to F3

Comments: Although no Thrush movements noted it was still a good day with Wood Pigeon moving but in a more westerly direction and numbers down to a trickle after 8.30. Starling poured through with all birds flying very low some down to 6 feet. A steady flow of Lapwing was also noted. Few Black-headed Gulls were moving today.

Black Headed Gull > 43 S/S/W
Lapwing > 121 S/E + 60S total= 181
Golden Plover > 4 S
Wood Pigeon > 65 N/W + 753 W/S/W total= 815
Alba Wagtail > 9S/E
Mistle Thrush > 2S
Redwing > 31 N/W
Starling > 719 N/W
Carrion Crow >12 S/W
Greenfinch > 52 S/W
Chaffinch > 5S
Goldfinch > 14 > S/W
Redpoll > 1N/W



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always a keen vis migger, I stopped doing Flamborough to vis mig at Scar house Res res(runs E-w) parallel to Wensleydale the last two weekends.

At this site birds run up an, initially wide, but narrower high up, wooded valley to end at a dam. To the West of the dam there are rare tree and mainly moorland at c1700 feet. Last weekend was a bust. Today was slow, but interesting as the Ratio of birds compared with the Bradford area was different. Many thrushes flew up the valley, but u-turned as they hit the heavy head winds at the head of the dam. The numbers below are only those birds heading very low out West up the South slope of the res and on toward the South of Great Whernside.

Blackbird 52 inc flock of 17
Siskin 48
Woodpig 60 - only!
Goldfinch 28
Fieldfare 119
Redpoll 9
Redwing 89
Chaffinch 87
Starling 105
Brambling 44, inc flock of 25
Stock Dove 9

November 04, 2006 8:18 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Hi Andrew
Good to have your input, very welcome anytime and yes I know Scar House but not how the vis goes there! interesting shift as you say. You as well as Martyn would be very welcome on the national VisMig Group (click the link to the right of this mail) as there is much focus and scope for comparison on the upland sites of northern England.
Dave Barker

November 04, 2006 9:05 pm  

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