Saturday, February 18, 2006

Watchpoint 18-02-2006 eve

Members only watchpoint 18-02-2006 eve
1600 – 1800hr
Weather and Sky:
An almost calm day / afternoon with open sky and frost lying in shade throughout. Wind: calm to E F1. Temperature: 1.5degC and falling at 1745hr. Visibility: Ingleborough / Ferrybridge but very hazy. Cloud: cirrostratus 5ok. Pressure: 994hpa and rising.

In difference to yesterday a moderate gull roost, with c1200 small gulls reducing to c900 remaining to roost. The ones that left departed ENE, again into the darkening skies. A single Lesser black backed Gull was again present. Goldeneye were stable at five. Also, first returns, a couple of Curlew came in to roost, an Oystercatcher was calling from the in-bye and calls from a Ringed Plover were heard as the bird circled the water as darkness closed in, just before six.

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Flat Calm - tonight Saturday 18th February 2006 (c) Posted by Picasa

Some of the roost tonight, Saturday 18th February 2006 (c) Posted by Picasa

Sunset tonight, Saturday 18th February 2006 (c) Posted by Picasa