Thursday, March 27, 2008

Rombalds Moor 27-03-2008

Rombalds Moor (Ilkley Moor, West Yorks)
Keighley Gate. Whetstone and Bradup

There were several Mipits and Skylarks on territory and several small parties (of up to c20 birds) mipits flying in a general north west direction from Whetstone Allotment; smaller numbers of Skylark and Pied Wagtail also went north west.

From BOG Website
Ian Hargreaves

Sunset Tonight 27-03-2008

Wilsden tonight (c) 2008
This mornings rain stopping at c 1100hr with breaking cloud. This afternoons open skies now becoming congested with cirrostratus and much deeper cloud to the far west! They say heavy rain starting overnight and tomorrow!!


Redcar Tarn Keighley 27-03-2008

Redcar Tarn 0915 - 1130hr
W F3, 5degC, moderate rain becoming drizzle then fining up by 1100hr, 10km vis, QNH 999 rising.

Morning spent taking photographs but the mipit (seen without watching) vis albeit small at this site was obvious.

Moving Birds:
Meadow Pipit 31 > N
Starling 19 > E

BHGull c150
Common Gull 5
Lesser BB Gull 2 > leaving NW
Greater BB Gull 1 > leaving NW
Cormorant 1 dropped in and then left unseen
Tufted Duck
Pied Wagtail
Carrion Crow
Greylag Goose


Common Gulls-Redcar Tarn

Common Gull Adult Redcar Tarn (c) 2008

Common Gull Adult Redcar Tarn (c) 2008

Common Gull Detail (c) 2008

Common Gull First Winter Redcar Tarn (c) 2008

Black-headed Gulls-Redcar Tarn

BHG Adult Redcar Tarn (c) 2008

BHG First Winter Redcar Tarn(c) 2008

BHG First Winter Redcar Tarn(c) 2008

BHG Redcar Tarn (c) 2008