Saturday, June 14, 2008

Oxenhope and Wilsden 14-06-2008

Reed Bunting (c) 2008

Short Tailed Vole... several seen, invasion year? (c) 2008

Young Mistle Thrush (c) 2008

WNW F4, 16degC, vis clear, 5/8, QNH 1012 falling
Oxenhope Watchpoint 0845 - 1200hr
Wilsden 1630 - 1830hr

Swifts in numbers not seen here since last weekend but today Swifts moving W all day into the wind during the morning at Oxenhope then during the PM at Wilsden. All were high today.... generally much higher than last weekend. No count but many hundreds if not up to the thousand mark. Otherwise just a few LBB Gulls moving NW. Interesting were four seperate Short Tailed Voles (very hairy ears) seen on the embankment path at Oxenhope. Could it be going to be a vole year?


Swifts in waves as well as in singles, Wilsden.... late PM but moving west all day (c) 2008

2008-06-14 1200 hrs Pressure Chart

2008-06-14 1739hr Wind and Pressure Chart