Tuesday, October 30, 2007

FORECAST: The Next Wave of Thrushes?

That is if the Thursday / Friday col / ridge between the depressions dosent produce any! (see the link below)


In vismig@yahoogroups.com, "Dave B" wrote:>>

Sticking my neck out a bit cause its a long way off but the 5 day pressure charts are just beginning to show signs of conditions supportive of this which if the charts hold good might happen this comming weekend Sunday / Monday.

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Woodpigeons Today 30-10-2007

There has today been a major inland movement of Woodpigeons most likely throughout the eastern and southern counties of the UK. See the COMMENTS below the mail below headed: [vismig] ALERT! - Wood Pigeon, for details of some of this mornings vis counts. There will in due course be more to add to this list!!


Caldene Fields Watchpoint 30-10-2007

Caldene Fields Watchpoint, Low Moor, Bradford.


30th   of October 07 06.30 – 08.30am

Weather: A dry morning with 30% thin high cloud to the S/W giving excellent visibility beyond 3 mile.  F1 S/W with a temp of 7deg c.  After dawn full sun.


Comments: An excellent watch! with near perfect viewing conditions.  Woodies were pouring through on a broad front with the majority over farmland to the east of the watchpoint. A Fieldfare movement was also noted to the S/SW and Greenfinch again passed through in record numbers.



Cormorant > 1 S/W

Black Headed Gull > 71 S

Wood Pigeon > 1,579 S

Meadow Pipit > 5 N/W

Alba Wagtail > 11 N/W

Skylark > 2 N/W

Blackbird > 1N

Mistle Thrush > 1N

Redwing >4S

Fieldfare > 159 S/W

Starling > 60 S/W +133 N/W total = 193

Carrion Crow > 1N/W + 7S total= 8

Chaffinch > 24 N/N/W

Greenfinch > 101 W/N/W ( a site record )

Goldfinch > 7 N/W

Siskin > 5 N/W

Redpoll > 2S


Martyn Priestley

Re: [vismig] ALERT! - Wood Pigeon

Agree Tom, it could be similar up here Tuesday as well. Unfortunately our watchpoint at Oxenhope will not be manned now until Wednesday so we might miss em. Clear skies and frost forecast overnight for here but just been out for my evening walk and it is currently overcast with some drizzle!! and Redwings are going over low! So hopefully they wont get the forecast for the morning wrong?


----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Brereton
To: vismig@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Monday, October 29, 2007 9:15 PM
Subject: [vismig] ALERT! - Wood Pigeon

Classic conditions for Wood Pigoen movement tomorrow down here inDorset. Interesting today, E Devon (Seaton, Dawlish - record numbers) did farbetter than Dorset. In E. Devon, birds were going W crossing Lyme Bay heading out to Berry Head. In E. Dorset at West Bay birds were mainly going E to Portland departure point. West Bay is mid point of Lyme Bay, so birds from the north could go either way to funnel south.