Friday, July 27, 2007

Queensbury Swifts 27-07-2007

14 Swifts > S over Queensbury, lunch time, also 8 House Martins > S. Very unusual for this area.

Norr Hill Wilsden 27-07-2007

View West, Watersheddles Col (c) 2007

View South-West, Thornton / Ovenden Moor (c) 2007

Norr Hill Wilsden 27-07-2007

WSW F4/5, 17degC, 60km, 1007hPa, 6ok, Dry.
Swifts moving quite strongly SW into wind at the rate of c60 per hour throughout the visit and during the walk up. In addition a group of about 10 were feeding in the considerable updraught over the western side.
35 House Sparrows
6 Woodpigeon
50 Jackdaws
1 Little Owl
20+ Swallows > W
6 Linnet > W

Oxenhope Swifts 27-07-2007

Swifts moving through Oxenhope all day heading SW into the wind. Leeshaw Res, 1 Cormorant, 10 Sand Martins.
Brian Vickers