Sunday, August 27, 2006

Oxenhope 27-08-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 27-08-2006
Sunday 27th August 2006
0730 – 1115hr. DCB / BV / HC
Weather and Sky:
An improving morning after and during early rain. Cloud breaking and becoming sunny. Wind: W F4 to 5 increasing. Temperature: 13 rising 16degC. Visibility: Ferrybridge / Flasby increasing Drax / Penyghent. Cloud: deep cumulus 8ok breaking stratocumulus 4ok, always bright to the far east and wettish to the west. Precipitation: moderate rain initially. Pressure: 1010 rising 1011hPa.

Very much hard work today and a let down after yesterday with very little on the move until after 0915hr when a broad front wave of Swallows and House Martins arrived from the east and north east. Just as last week BS at Fly Flatts also picked up this wave simultaneously with us. Mipits were virtually none existent, with no bloggers, in total difference to yesterday and all must have as suggested yesterday, moved on. Best birds were a couple of high Swifts going SW and two Cormorants in opposing E / W directions.

Moving Birds:
Swallow 221 > S and W
Pied Wagtail 2 > W
Grey Wagtail 2 > W
Mipit 18 > W
Cormorant 2 E and W
House Martin 32 > W

Swift 2 > SW