The Sky at 0715hr looking west (c) 2008
The Sky at 1000hr looking north east (c) 2008
0630 - 1100hr DCB, CK, HC
SSW Calm increasing SSW F 5, 11degC, 65km, 7/8, open sky initially to the east but cloud and rain spilling in from the west (rain by 0930hr), QNH 1009 falling 1006.
A deteriorating morning. Last weekends dispersals not in evidence this morning despite the early start. Ideallic conditions initially but wind soon picking up with some showery rain by 0930 and after a fine spell, heavy rain by 1100hr. A couple each of Redshank and Dunlin > west were the best moving birds with the first Tree Pipit and Spotted Fly of the autumn in the wood, a close second. A large group of Swallows seen briefly gathering beyond Sentry Hill (not included in the counts) were most likley transient.
Tree Pipit 1 in wood
Meadow Pipit 30+ blogging but moving off west in dribs and drabs.
Linnet 20+ blogging
Swallow 20+ local birds with with 10 heading SW
Lesser Black-back Gull 170+ generally heading S
Black Headed Gull 35 heading south
Common Gull 1 > West
Dunlin 2 heading West @ 0831hr
Redshank 2 heading West @ 0915hr
Red-legged Partridge 9
Red Grouse 1
Willow Warbler 1 Singing
Pied Wagtail 1 young male
Wood Pigeon 2
Lapwing 100+ over Wilsden.... fresh back to this location
Peregrine 1 > South
Spotted Flycatcher, 1 in wood.
A group of BH Gulls > South (c) 2008
LBB Gulls > South..... this one with a juv (c) 2008
Swallows > South in the dark skys.... just a few! (c) 2008