Sunday, August 05, 2007

Queensbury Swifts 05-08-2007

Just getting a trickle over Queensbury tonight, 4 from1950hrs.

LBB Gulls 05-08-2007

obs from home pm...... the hottest day of the year so far?

100's of LBBG, spread over the afternoon were going NW. Also just one Swift > W at 1800hrs.

Skies in the early evening busy with transient? or grouping Swallows..... we dont normally get many seen from home.


Wharfedale Swifts 05-08-2007

50+ Swifts were over the Wharfedale watchpoint today.
Also at Trough Lane were Lapwing 100+ and 2 Golden Plover with 1 Wheatear at Nab Water Lane.
Brian Vickers

Norr Hill 05-08-2007

Catstones looking WNW (c) 2007

Norr Hill 05-08-2007

0830 - 1030hr
SW F3, 45km, 20degC, 1ok, Dry.
Wall to wall blue sky with only a small amount of cirrostratus initially. Things seemed to take a little time to get going with not much happening before 0930 when groups of Swallows and just a few single Swifts started to appear. Most of the hill has been mown and gathered in since last visit and unfriendly beasts now at large curtailed the watch and may influence the future of this seasons watching from this site. Fewer Swallows than expected and no Swifts feeding in the updraught. Skies Quiet.
Swallow 43 > SW and S
Swift 7 > SW
Woodpigeon 4 > SW
Carrion Crow 6 > S
Rook 1 > S
Meadow Pipit 1 > SW
Linnet 6 > SW
Starling 56 > various
gulls > NW
PS Saturday 4th August despite constantly checking the skies right up to dusk was a totally Swiftless day at Wilsden.

Fly Flatts 05-08-2007

0730-1015hrs Blue skies and sunshine. SW >3 Not an ideal moving day.
Very quiet skies with occasional movement of Swallows early on.

SWALLOW...............31 >SW
HOUSE MARTIN..........3 >SW
SWIFT.................1 >S
CURLEW................2 >SW
WHEATEAR..............1 on deck

Other :- 12 Red Grouse
1 Twite
9 Linnet
+ usual sp.