Sunday, October 15, 2006

Redwings over Wilsden Saturday Evening

Two evening walks tonight Saturday 14th October, confirmed a nocturnal migration of Redwings between c1930 and at least 2200hrs with lots of calls being heard although direction of flight could not be determined.


Caldene Fields 15-10-2006

15th of October 06 watch 0.700 – 0.900
Weather: A dry overcast misty morning with 100% low cloud cover and a F1 East wind. Temp 9c

Comments: A disappointing watch due to cloud cover. Little movement noted but suspect birds moving above cloud base. Only two parties of Redwing observed.

Lesser Black Backed Gull > 3S
Black Headed Gull >51S
Stock dove >2W
Meadow Pipit > 1S/E >2N/W
Alba Wagtail > 4>N/W – 49> E/S/E
Redwing > 67S/W – 18>N/E
Starling >6/E
Carrion Crow >3N/W
Chaffinch > 6S
Greenfinch > 14N/W – 4E
Goldfinch > 9S


Oxenhope 15-10-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 15-10-2006
Sunday 15th October 2006
0715 – 0930hr. (DCB, JS, CK)
Weather and Sky:
A deteriorating grey cold morning with increasing wind and reducing visibility. SE F4 becoming E F5, 8degC, 5000m, stratus 8ok, 1030hPa steady.

A bitterly cold birdless morning with the watch abandoned early. Redwing calls were heard several times over head from overflying birds but none were seen.

Moving birds:

Finch sp 25 > various
Meadow Pipit 4 > S
Alba Wagtail 4 > S