Sunday, July 29, 2007

Fly Flatts 29-07-2007

Thanks for the text Brian

0715-1015hrs Blue skies, sunshine, icy cold NNW>5

A good morning with martin movement peaking at 0815 and all stopped by 0830hrs. Swifts were moving from 0900hrs. Wheatear were back on the moor.

House Martin...........84 >W
Sand Martin............5 >W
Swift..................17 >W
Skylark................4 >W
Wheatear...............4 on deck

6 Linnet
1 Kestrel

Still no Twite around feeding station. Are any other vis miggers getting Twite on their local patch.


Norr Hill 29-07-2007

Advancing cumulus humilis, looking west (c) 2007

Soil Hill in the distance, looking SSW (c) 2007

Norr Hill 29-07-2007

0930 -1130hr
NW F4, 13degC, 60km, 0 increasing 4ok, 1016hPa, Dry.

Initially a cloudless morning but then cumulus humilis advancing from the west. No Swift movement at all but about 30 feeding in the updraught soon moved on unseen and not to be replaced. All of the Skylarks and Meadow Pipits seen in the recent weeks now moved on. Gulls however were on the move with Common, BH and LBBGulls all going north west. No Pied Wagtails seen this morning. The first Willow Warbler of the autumn was calling from the scrub.

Swift 30
Common Gull 15 > NW
BH Gull 48 > NW
LBB Gull 45 > W
Starling 18 > S
Linnet 35
Willow Warbler 1

Between 1400 - 1500hr over Wilsden only 49 Swifts moved west in contrast to yesterdays 141.