Sunday, March 30, 2008

Spring!! at Chatsworth 30-03-2008

(c) HC 2008

Hey up Dave,

A nice early spring shot at Chatsworth House today - some cumulus starting to build. Had two Buzzards overhead here.



Wilsden 30-03-2008

Sunset Today....First day of BST (c) 2008

1830 - 1945hr
Variable F1, 6degC falling, Clear, 3/8, QNH 1001 rising strongly.

A big influx of mipits here today, many spread over various fields in groups. Also an influx of Pied Wagtails. Several groups of LBB Gulls going over high NW both in the afternoon and early evening.


Fly Flatts 30-03-2008

Fly Flat Reservoir.... Stormy Waters

Fly Flatts 30/03/2008 0800-0945hrs

Near gale force W>7, cloudy.

2 Wheatear
1pr Stonechat
4 Greylag

Good move of Mipits - 100+ > N (comming up valley from south). Also 50+ Bloggers

+ usual sp.


Oxenhope Watchpoint 30-03-2008

Drax.... Pre Sunrise from the Watchpoint (c) 2008

0635 - 0915hr
WSW F6 gusting F8, 5degC rising, 6/8, vis 65km, QNH990 rising.

Overnight rain ceased, now just very windy. Meadow Pipits were the only moving birds and only during the first hour after sunrise. Some were going over like rockets high and disapearing to the north whilst others were cautiously struggling NW, low, in the lee of the embankment. Otherwise a birdless morning.

Moving Birds:
Meadow Pipit 21 > N and NW

Carrion Crow 6
Oystercatcher 2
Wheatear 1
Canada Goose 22 party + 3 pairs
Stock Dove 1
Goldeneye 5


Sunrise this morning (c) 2008