Saturday, October 27, 2007

Denholme Clough 27-10-2007

Denholme Clough - vis mig watch
Cormorant, Fieldfares, Redwings, Chaffinch
Pied Wagtail, Bullfinch
others; Long-tailed Tit, Redwings, Fieldfares,
Bullfinch, Pheasant, mixed Tit flock,
Mark Doveston

Norr Hill Wilsden 27-10-2007

1615 - 1715hr
SW F5, 8/8, drizzle
Skylark 10
Meadow Pipit 2
Snipe 1
Grey Partridge 4
bunting sp flushed from one of the roughs
Common Gull 26
Black-headed Gull 57
Pheasant 1

Oxenhope Watchpoint 27-10-2007

0730 - 0900hr (Dave Barker / Howard Creber)
S F4, 7degC static, 300m fog stratus, 8/8, QNH 1019 steady.
An uninproving morning of fog stratus, with its base at c1100ft (our watchpoint at c1250ft), essentially we were all the time above the cloudbase.... ie no good for the vis! Consequently the only birds we saw appart from the gulls and Goosanders leaving the roost were one alba wagtail and two Carrion Crows! On at least six occasions Redwing parties or singles were heard but not seen overhead. Another terrible morning!!

Caldene Fields Watchpoint 27-10-2007

Caldene Fields Watchpoint, Low Moor.


27th   of October 07 07.30 – 09.00am

Weather: A dry dull morning with 100% low thick cloud clearing to 70% to the S/E around 08.00.  F2 S/W wind with a temp of 8c giving poor visibility to 1 mile.


Comments: A fairly poor morning with few birds about. No thrush movements.  The highlight of the watch was a single party of 300 Starling N/W at around 08.10 in a line a quarter of a mile wide.  Greenfinch was also moving this morning.


Black Headed Gull >43 S/S/W

Alba Wagtail >  4S + 13N/W

Redwing > 31S/S/W

Starling > 401 N/W

Chaffinch > 4S/W

Greenfinch > 51 W/N/W
Martyn Priestley