Saturday, August 18, 2007

Queensbury Tonight 18-08-2007

Thick fog in Queensbury tonight, looking grim for the morning.

Wilsden 18-08-2007

1800 - 1900
SSE F3, misting rain, 13degC, similar for most of day.
Despite the conditions some birds still in the sky with good numbers of Starlings heading off to Bradford, a long raggling group of Lapwings going > SE, a single Swallow > E and just a few House Martins feeding in the rain - a bit early for the mipits tonight.
Starling 155 > SSE
Lapwing 56 > SE
Swallow 1 > E
(nothing else in the sky except for House Martins)

Denholme Clough / Oxenhope 18-08-2007

Denholme Clough 7.30 - 9.30 Overcast, grey skies, drizzle when leaving.

Bird on move:-

8 Snipe West (single group)
25 Lawping SW
33 House Martin SW
13 Swallow SW.

Birds in the clough inc Redstart, Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler and 5+ Robin.

Oxenhope Watchpoint 9.45-10.15

44 M pipits grounded also Wheatear on wave wall, 3 Grey Wag and 10 Swallow SE.

simon johnson