Sunday, September 10, 2006

Whinchats and Wheatears 10-09-2006

Wheatear 8 Trough Lane, 2 Nab Water Lane.
Whinchat 1 Fly Flatts.
Stonechat 2 Nab Water Lane.

Brian Vickers

Oxenhope 10-09-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 10-09-2006
Sunday 10th September 2006
0715 – 1045hr. DCB / HC.
Weather and Sky:
A morning of SS east wind and deep fog, only lifting at the very end of the watch. SSE F2 / 3, 9 increasing 12degC, 100m to 1000m max, fog stratus sometimes with vv to open sky and cirrus o/head. Dry, 1021 rising 1022.

A desperate morning of deep fog with many false dawns, but often surrounded by grounded mipits creeping through west. When conditions improved and the dawn did come towards the end, waves of mipits passed through, all going fast and west. Only three Swallows and a few albas otherwise nothing!!

Moving Birds:
Mipit 330 > W
Swallow 4 > S
Alba 4 > SW

A Willow Warbler in the open.

Oxenhope 10-09-2006 1/2 of the team (HC)

Improved conditions Sunday 10-09-2006 (c) Posted by Picasa

Deep Fog initially Sunday 10-09-2006 (c) Posted by Picasa

Paul Clough 09-09-2006

0930 - 1000hr

House Martin 220 > S
Swallow 41 > S
Ring Ouzel
Grasshopper Warbler

Rod Procter / Malc James