Saturday, September 09, 2006

Top Morning

Marsh Harrier with many thanks to Sean Gray and Andy (c) S.Gray 2006 Posted by Picasa

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Denholme Clough 09-09-2006

Howdo Folks,

Not much happening due to foggy conditions, though there was a large party of Hirundines at the southern most end of Doe Park Res, it was about 60 Swallows and 20 House Martins. Thought I saw a few Sand Martins but couldn't refind them so probably juv House Martins with the brownish cast they have.

No warblers other than a lone Willow Warbler, and very little else in the bushes. On my way past Doe Park Res a Whitethroat was heard in some gorse.regards,

Mark D

Worth Valley 09-09-2006

Hi Dave,
Cream Crown Marsh Harrier seen briefly on the moor NW of Leeshaw res at 1250, it disappeared over the ridge onto Haworth Moor but I could not relocate it.

Wheatear 6 Trough Lane.

Teal 8, Common Sandpiper 1, Thornton Pm.

Brian Vickers

A day of raptor migration today without doubt Brian,

Kex Gill 09-09-2006


We were up ringing at kex gill this morning and caught a load of mipits (tonnes going over), a redstart and a few common bits and bobs. There were quite a lot (50+) swallows going east later in the morning. we also had an arctic skua - brilliant.

At Sandwith a brief look saw a Marsh Harrier and 3 skylarks - we then saw the harrier with what looked like a Hen Harrier but by this time views were distant.

Andy Jowett

Oxenhope 09-09-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 09-09-2006
Saturday 9th September 2006
0700 – 1000hr. DCB/CK
Weather and Sky:
A morning of south east wind with deep fog initially, clearing briefly, then rolling in again. SE F2 increasing F3. 8 rising 10degC, 200m with 1500m max, fog clearing stratocumulus 6ok then fog again, dry, 1029 falling 1028.

After a promising last part of the night, a terrible morning of deep fogs evacuating from the east, but just c45 minutes of visibility albeit poor allowed all of the action before closing in again just as densely as originally. The best bird was a Buzzard at 0845hr, picked up out to the north, this went straight on SE ignoring the attentions of the local corvids. Otherwise, just a few mipits and Swallows and generally very poor!

Moving birds:
Mipit 122 > S and W
Swallow 41 > S and W
Buzzard 1 > SE
Goldfinch 6 > W
Chaffinch 3 > W
Grey Wagtail 3 > W
Starling 18 > SE

Willow Warbler 2