Sunday, June 04, 2006

Counting the gulls today - mainly NW (c) 2006 Posted by Picasa

Watchpoint 04-06-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 04-06-2006
Sunday 4th June 2006
0720 – 1030hr
Weather and Sky:
An unpleasant grey morning, in total contrast to yesterday, deteriorating with rain from the NW by 1030hr. Wind: WNW F2 rising F4+. Temperature: +9degC rising +17degC. Visibility: haze – Leck Fell, Sandwith Moor, Drax all max. Cloud: 7ok various – mamatus at 1000hr. Pressure: 1027hPa steady.

A flat and quiet morning for the birds as well with very little moving. None of yesterdays Starling rush, with just a few moving through the plantations and in-bye. Otherwise only Lesser black backed Gulls and a few Swift seen passing over / through. Things on the change, in sympathy with the habitats up here though with Bullfinch, Whitethroat, Redstart, Whinchat and again Stonechat present.

Moving Birds:
Swift 12 > N – NW
Lesser Black-backed Gull 18 > NW
Rook 14 > S

See above and a total species list this am of only 29.

See the Visible Migration link:
For Photos and local details.

See the following links for "day" skies and landscapes:
Mamatus this Morning!!

Or perhaps better see "Skyscape Yorkshire" for the whole image collection:
Good Vismig,

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LbbG's NW - 4th June 2006 (c) Posted by Picasa