Friday, August 17, 2007

Oxenhope / Wharfedale 17-08-2007

Wharfe Valley
Osprey, Peregrine, Red Kite 2, Buzzard 5, Kestrel 3, Sparrowhawk, Swift 8, Cormorant 4.
Fly Flatts, Wheatear 3,
Nab Water Lane, Wheatear 5,
Trough Lane, Wheatear 3, Whinchat 3, Stonechat 2, Reed Bunting 4.

Brian Vickers.

Queensbury Tonight 17-08-2007

Clear skies,slight >W
Very little movement this evening but my first Mipits over > SW.

Swallow..........8 > SW 2010
Mipit............3 > SW 2015

When the daily gulls come over to roost each evening the BH gulls always come over first followed shortly afterwards by the LBBs.

Thats your tonights bit of useless information.

Wilsden This Afternoon 17-08-2007

This Tea Time (c) 2007

Wilsden 17-08-2007

1600 - 1700hr Norr Hill
1850 - 2000hr obs from home
W F3 / 2, 60km, 4/8 to 7/8 in evening, fresh, Dry.
Both watches disappointing after yesterday with only two Swallows > W and just House Martins feeding on the updraughts over Norr Hill. The evening watch from home was poor with only a few Starlings, no Woodpigeons, no Swifts and a few finch sp. Gulls were about the same. Mipits however were stronger with 21 > W in small groups spread over the last half of the watch.