Thursday, August 31, 2006

Whinchats and Wheatears 31-08-2006

Wheatear 1 Trough Lane.
Wheatear 13, Whinchat 2, Nab Water Lane.
Wheatear 3, Thornton.

Brian Vickers.

Oxenhope 31-08-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 31-08-2006
Thursday 31st August 2006
0800 – 1030hr. DCB
Weather and Sky:
Initially an atrocious morning of low cloud and moderate rain, but cloud lifting and rain ceasing. WSW F5 gusting. 15 increasing 17, horizontal driving drizzle abating, Keighley Moor / Drax max, low stratus breaking stratocumulus 6ok, 1014 rising 1015.

The watch this morning from the area of the hide, which provided the necessary shelter initially. As expected a poor but interesting morning with small numbers of passerines on the move with signs of increase towards departure time!!

Moving Birds:
Mipit 17 > S and W
Sand Martin 10 > W
Swallow 8 > W and S
House Martin 27 > S
Snipe 3 > W
Common Sand 1
Ringed Plover 2
Curlew 2

Goldcrest 1


Caldene Fields 31-08-2006

31st of August 06 Watch from 08.45-09.45
Weather: A mild day (15c) with a F4/5 S/W wind. Visibility down to 2 miles with intermittent drizzle and light showers.

Comments : Little movement apart from Goosander moving West

Goosander>7 West
Swallow 17>W/N/W
House Martin > 9W

Martyn Priestley