Saturday, October 21, 2006

Caldene Fields Watchpoint 21-10-2006

21st of October 06 watch 0.7.30 – 10.00
Weather: A dry morning with 80% cloud cover with thinner cloud to the east. Cloud cover decreasing to around 50% at 09.00 with sunny intervals to the east. Heavy low cloud rolled in from the S/W around 10.00. Temp 10c, a F1S wind with visibility beyond 2 miles.

Comments: An excellent watch with good numbers of Redwing and Black Headed Gull moving through. First sightings of Siskin and Brambling and Carrion Crow was moving south which was unsual.

Goose Sp 52> S/E
Black Headed Gull >238 S
Stock dove >3 S/W
Wood Pigeon > 10 9S/W
Meadow Pipit > 3E + 8S
Alba Wagtail > 14 S/S/E
Redwing > 726 S/W
Mistle Thrush >1 N
Starling >52 S/W
Carrion Crow >11 N/W + 27S
Chaffinch > 26 S + 5 N/W
Greenfinch > 56 N/W
Brambling > 1S
Goldfinch > 3S
Siskin > 3S

Finch Sp > 50+ moving all watch over Cleckheaton area to the N/W

Oxenhope 21-10-2006

Members Only Watchpoint 21-10-2006
Saturday 21st October 2006
0730 – 0930hr. (DCB, JS)
Weather and Sky:
An overcast morning with rain by 1000hrs. SSW F2, 10degC, 30km, 7ok, 991hPa rising.

A magical morning of thrushes and Starlings flooding through at all levels below the low cloudbase. Due to a combination of factors sadly only the highlights are enumerated.

Moving birds (highlights):

Redwing c2000 > between S and W
Fieldfare c20 ditto
Starling 660 > W
Meadow Pipit 53 > S
Wood Pigeon 35 > SW and W