Saturday, October 20, 2007

Oxenhope 20-10-2007

Sunrise from the wachpoint (c) 2007

0715 - 1000hr (Dave Barker / Howard Creber / Chris King)
SW F2, 2degC frost increasing 10, 45km max, 1/8 essentially an open sky, QNH 1035 steady.

A Good morning with a very busy first 90 minutes, after that things slowed down a bit except for the Starlings which seemed to increase. With the open skies birds were difficult to pick up but despite this there just wernt as many birds in the sky as yesterday. 75 broad front groups of thrushes were noted all going cWNW, totalling 2565 of which the largest was 400, a single species flock of very high Fieldfare over the moor. As usual Woodpigeons were noted moving south west and mainly by scoping out to our east. Starlings were passsing in fast squadrons all to the NW.

Moving Birds:
Fieldfare 1775 > W and NW
Redwing 790 > W and NW
Starling 495 > NW
Siskin 7 > S
Greenfinch 14 > S and W
Woodpigeon 475 > SW
Finch sp 55 > S and W
Chaffinch 26 > S and NW
alba wagtail 5 > SW
Skylark 1 > W
Reed Bunting 5 > W
Mistle Thrush 9 > NW
Redpoll 20 > E
Meadow Pipit 23 S and W
Jackdaw 44 > W
Red Admiral 5 > SW


Open Skies Throughout (c) 2007


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