Sunday, February 25, 2007

The First Watch of Spring 25-02-2007

A fair morning! (c) 2007
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Oxenhope 25-02-2007

Oxenhope Watchpoint 25-02-2007 0740 - 1000hrs
Weather and Sky:
Wind NW F2 - 3, Temp 5deg, Vis 60km, Cloud 4ok, Light rain initially with some sunshine later. QNH 996 rising.

Almost everything on the move going west this morning with Skylarks in ones, twos and threes at varying heights, Redwings in two groups and Starlings in groups of up to 20, BH gulls in groups of up to 25:

Skylark 12 > W
Redwing 52 > W
Starling 109 > W (16 > E)
Curlew 2 > W (+ several birds in the area)
Pied Wagtail 1 > W
BH Gulls generally > W

Woodpigion pair back in the wood along with a Collared Dove. No Sign or sound of yesterdays Snow Buntings

Good to be out on the moor again with the smell of Spring and birds on the move.


Oxenhope This Morning 25-02-2007

Looking North, Low cloud over the Dales (c) 2007
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