Monday, September 10, 2007

Caldene Fields Watchpoint 10-09-2007

Caldene Fields Watchpoint

10th September  Watch from 07.30 – 09.30

Weather: Dry, sunny with 20% cloud increasing to 60% cloud by 08.30.  Wind W/N/W F4 with gust to F5. Visibility beyond 2 miles


Comments: Interesting direction of movement of Meadow pipit


Greylag Goose >17E

Common Gull > 2N/W

Stock dove > 2W

Wood Pigeon > 4W

Swallow > 16N/W

Meadow Pipit > 9N/W

Greenfinch > 2W


Martyn Priestley

Oxenhope 10-09-2007

Paul Clough, 42 Mistle Thrush, 2 Siskin, 2 Willow Warbler, 12 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk.
Nab Water Lane,  4 Wheatear, 3 Stonechat
Brian Vickers.

Denholme Clough 08/09-09-2007

Saturday 8th

Not a bad morning with a bit of movement and a few warblers in the bushes.

Denholme Clough
178 Swallow
10 House Martin
47 Meadow Pipit
14 Starling
13 Chaffinch
5 Grey Wagtail
2 Pied Wagtail
17 Goldfinch
3 Greenfinch,
2 Siskin,

in the bushes:
4 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Goldcrest

Doe Park Res
3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Snipe flushed

Sunday 9th

Virtually no movement at all for the first hour and then a Tree Pipit went by, a few Mipits and then nowt again. There was a mass of hirundines over Doe Park reservoir but this morning they stayed.

Denholme Clough
15 Swallows in one group SW
Tree Pipit SW
Redpoll SE
45 Meadow Pipits mainly SW
Skylark 1 SW

present in the bushes:
3 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler,
Spotted Flycatcher, male Redstart, Goldcrests

Doe Park Res area
Tufted Duck - new arrival
50 House Martins - blogging
60 Swallows - blogging

Monday 10th
Arrived at work in Shipley (West Yorkshire)and within minutes of being here 4 Swallows and 2 Mipits flew through west.

Oxenhope and Wharfedale 09-09-2007

Nab Water Lane, 2 Whinchat, 6 Wheatear.
Also large numbers of hirundines over and around Barden Tower.
Brian Vickers.