Sunday, October 01, 2006

Paul Clough 01-10-2006

Paul Clough 0800- 0920.
A poor morning with only a few moving birds,

Chaffinch 32
Greenfinch 16

Some activity down in the Clough in the first hour including , 8 Song Thrush, 5 Goldcrest, 6 bullfinch, 10 Long Tailed Tits,1 Jay, 2 Mistlethrush, 4 Reed Bunting.


Caldene Fields 01-10-2006

1st of October 06 watch from 06.45-09.00
Weather: Mild 9c and dry with no wind. 40% cloud with visibility beyond 2 miles.

Comments: A poor morning with little movement of Meadow pipit. Although movements of Black headed Gull were to the south whereas recent passage has been to the east and west.

Lesser Black-Back Gull > 1S
Black Headed Gull > 73S
Wood Pigeon > 5S
Skylark > 5N
Meadow Pipit > 67S/S/E
Alba Wagtail > 8S/S/E – 1 N/W
Swallow >2S – 1N/W
Mistle Thrush 8 N/W
Starling >5W
Carrion Crow >17S/S/E –6N/W
Chaffinch > 2S
Greenfinch > 12>W/N/W


Oxenhope 01-10-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 01-10-2006
Sunday 1st October 2006
0700 – 1015hr. (DCB, HC, PC, JS, MD)
Weather and Sky:
A damp and misty (2000m E) morning after heavy overnight rain almost upto the time of dawn. Mainly cloudy. S F2, 11 rising 14, later to Pudsey / Elslack Moor, various stratus incl alto and cirrostratus, 1000 falling 999hPa.

A very poor morning with hardly any moving birds at all throughout the watch which was abandoned early. However albas the relatively strongest movers were well distributed throughout the watch. Mipits were again blogging and feeding up profusely from c0800hr from the abundant insect activity on the embankment and wave wall. There was an influx of Mistle Thrushes and again finches but again few were moving.

Moving Birds:

Meadow Pipit 181 > S
Alba 34 > S
Starling 10 > S
Greenfinch 6 > N
Swallow 43 > S
Grey Wagtail 3 > W
Chaffinch 11 > W
Reed Bunting 1
Coal Tit 2 > NW
Skylark 1 > SE (0841hr)
Snipe 2 > W
Goldfinch 20 > W


Wheatear 3
Black Redstart 1
Chiffchaff 1
GS Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Mistle Thrush 30