Saturday, September 13, 2008

Oxenhope 13-09-2008 evening

Evening Sun.... looking NE (c) 2008

Tranquility Over the In-bye (c) 2008

1805 - 1935hr
W F1, 15degC, 65km, 4/8 open to west o/cast to east, QNH 1021 rising.

An ideallic evening to be out, the only distraction being the millions of midges after the blood! No Honey Buzzards despite constant scoping the vast expanse of sky to the east but the (I believe) best ever evening count of mipits on the move all were high and going SW on a thin broad front throughout the evening. The largest party seen was 23 but in the bright light and at hight they were very difficult to pick up at times. Yesterday evening not a single mipit was seen at all during similar observation hours at the watchpoint but tonight lots.... just like an early morning in reverse light!! Three very high Cormorants were picked up at very great distance comming head on from the north they overflew the watchpoint at terrific hight and went straight on without deviating..... What will tomorrow bring??!!

Moving Birds:
Curlew 1 > W
Meadow Pipit 296 > SW
Cormorant 3 > S


Sunset Tonight (c) 2008

Last Light through Watersheddles / Coumbe Cross col (c) 2008


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