Saturday, September 23, 2006

Oxenhope Wheatears 23-09-2006

Did not get out until pm, but at least the fog had cleared,

Wheatear 4, Trough Lane
Wheatear 3 Nab Water Lane
Stonechat 3 " " " ( there appears to be some movement through this area )

House Martin 100+ Lower Laithe Res, Cormorant 2, and a few Swallows moving South.

Brian Vickers.

Caldene Fields 23-09-2006

23rd of September 06 Watch from 08.15 – 09.30
Weather: A mild morning with heavy low cloud. Visibility down to ½ mile with a hint of a F1 S/E wind.

Comments: Possibly missed a good number of birds due to misty conditions.
Sparrow Hawk 1>E
Snipe 1>W
Black Headed Gull 19>E
Meadow Pipit 76>S/S/E
Pied wagtail 3>S
Swallow 15>S – 5 >N/W
House Martin 1>S
Starling 52>N/W
Chaffinch 2>S

Martyn Priestley

Leeshaw Swallows 23-09-2006

250 Swallows > south mid am - no fog here.

With a few House Martins

Howard Creber

Oxenhope 23-09-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 23-09-2006
Saturday 23rd September 2006
0730 – 0930hr. (DCB,HC)
Weather and Sky:
An atrocious morning of deep driving fog not lifting by the end of the watch. SSE F3, 10degC, 100m to 200m max, damping throughout with deep driving fog, enveloped in deep fog stratus – sky obscured, 1009 rising 1011hPa.

A big dissapointment this morning – weekend and SE winds again!! Hardly any birds in the deepest of deep fogs, watch abandoned. Yesterday evenings ideallic fogs at sunset after the rain (see Skyscapes) were not a good omen.

Moving Birds:
Mipit 69 > SSE
Alba 2 > S
Starling 2 > S


Denholme Clough 23-09-2006

Denholme Clough 23-09-2006 (MD, SJ)

A big letdown with fog and few birds.

All birds SE

Mipit 32
Swallow 18
House Martin 9
Chaffinch 22
Alba 1

A few bits in the bushes incl

Willow Tit 1
Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff 2
Siskin 10
Bullfinch 4
Blackcap 5
Song Thrush 3

More Robins, Goldcrest, Chaffinch than normal.

Simon Johnson