Saturday, October 07, 2006

Caldene Fields 07-10-2006

7th of October 06 Watch from 7.00-9.00
Weather: Dry, 8c with 80% heavy cloud and a F2 west wind at first light, reduced cloud to around 20% around 8.00 with visibility to beyond 2 miles and wind increasing to F3.

Comments: A poor watch with only low numbers of Meadow Pipit moving.

Goose Sp >30+ N/E
Mallard 2>W
Sparrow Hawk > 1N/W
Black Headed Gull > 29S-7W
Stock Dove > 2W
Wood Pigeon > 19S
Meadow Pipit > 152>S/S/E
Alba Wagtail > 8>S/S/E – 4 N/W
Jackdaw >4N/W
Chaffinch > 2>S
Greenfinch > 17>W/N/W


Oxenhope 07-10-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 07-10-2006
Saturday 7th October 2006
0700 – 1000hr. (DCB, JS, CK)
Weather and Sky:
A very windy morning with slight showers and always more cloudy to the west. WNW F5 gusting F7 (note as always wind speeds as on the embankment, somewhat less lower down), 8 deg C, 60km (E), stratus breaking stratocumulus 4ok, 1006 rising 1009hPa

Again Greenfinch the strongest movers with small flocks often testing and then continuing south, otherwise only a very few finches on the move. A small group of 23 Redwing passed south at 0820hr and this was the only evidence of their return today. Mipits had a better day but yet again more birds went west than south.

Moving Birds:

Greenfinch 83 > S
Mipit 147 > W and S
Snipe 1 > S
Alba 3 > S
Starling 30 > S
Redwing 23 > S
Redpoll 2 > SW
Reed bunting 2 > W
Chaffinch 1 > W
Goldfinch 5 > W