Saturday, August 26, 2006


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Whinchats and Wheatears!

7 Wheatear Fly Flatts, 1 Wheatear Nab Water lane, 3 Whinchat Nab Water Lane.

Brian Vickers.


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Oxenhope Watchpoint 26-08-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 26-08-2006
Saturday 26th August 2006
0710 – 1045hr. DCB / BV
Weather and Sky:
An improving dry morning, overcast initially, becoming bright, then sunny. Wind: Calm to W F2 – 3. Temperature: 12 rising 15 degC. Visibility: 5000m increasing 10km. Cloud: stratus breaking stratocumulus. Pressure: 1006 rising 1009hPa.

A little Meadow Pipit and Swallow movement initially, but most as resurgence after 0930hr upon wind increase and breaking skies. A big increase of Meadow Pipits into the area. The morning was notable for the best birds, five Tree Pipits tszeeing south in bits over the morning and a single Yellow Wagtail, high west. All of the Starlings were going fast to the east. Things are picking up…..!!!

Moving Birds.
Mipit 115 > W with 170 blogging party total also off W = total 285
Swallow 228 > S and W
Starling 440 > E
Reed Bunting 2
Tree Pipit 5 > SW
Jackdaw 11 > W
Yellow Wagtail 1 > W
Grey Wagtail 2 > W
Lapwing 4 > NW
Stock Dove 3 > E

Whinchat 2
Wheatear 2
Wren 1
Willow Warbler 3
Linnet 21
Great Tit 1
common Sand 3


Caldene Fields Watchpoint 26-08-2006

Hi David
The best birding time is just around the corner thankfully !! so a watch today .

Caldene Fields Watchpoint
26th of August 06 Watch from 07.45 – 08.50

Weather : A dry overcast morning with moderate visibility. Temperature 14c with no wind
Comments : Watch started really well with a grounded Common Sandpiper at the pond which left in a southerly direction. Then only real passage of note was a trickle off Swallows, although 3 Redpoll was off interest.

Black-headed Gull 5>E
Swallow 11>W 2 >S/W
Greenfinch 1>N
Goldfinch 2>W
Redpoll>3 W

All the best
Martyn Priestley