Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Caldene Fields Watchpoint 06-11-2007

Caldene Fields Watchpoint Low Moor Bradford


6th November 07  06.45 – 8.30am

Weather:  A dry cool start to the morning with 10% cloud to the west giving excellent visibility beyond 3 miles.  A hint of a N/W wind increasing to F1 around 08.00.  Temp 1degC


Comments: Expectations were high this morning with near perfect viewing conditions, a drop in temperature and a slight N/W wind. However, expectations were not met with no real passage of Woodies or Thrushes noted.  The only things of interest were Chaffinch moving S/S/W instead of N/W and the few Starling that went through all flew about 1 to 3 metres above ground level something I have witnessed in foggy conditions but never with very clear skies.


Mallard > 1 S/W

Black Headed Gull >26 S

LBB Gull > 1 S/W

Wood Pigeon > 161 S

Alba Wagtail >  2 N/W + 6S total 8

Mistle Thrush >1 N/W

Redwing > 27 SS/W

Fieldfare > 2 S

Starling > 62 N/W

Carrion Crow > 1N/W

Chaffinch > 31 S/S/W

Greenfinch > 37 W/N/W

Goldfinch > 11 S/S/W


Martyn Priestley