Sunday, August 24, 2008

Paul Clough 24-08-2008

Wheatear Nab Water Lane (c) B Vickers 2008

Wheatear Nab Water Lane (c) B Vickers 2008

Wheatears moving through Nab Water Lane all day today, it appears the adults are moving now with a number of adult males going through.

Nab Water Lane, Wheatear 15, Red Grouse 2.
Fly Flatts, Wheatear 1.

Brian Vickers.

Oxenhope 24-08-2008

Rain, Rain and more Rain! (c) 2008

0800 - 1000hr
SW F3 rising SW F4, 12degC initially, 20km, overnight rain followed by many heavy showers, 7/8, QNH 1005 rising.

Still low cloud and drizzle on the moor up to just after 0800hr but then improving, with just drizzly showers, until o945 when heavy rain setting in. Virtually no passerines in the sky at all today up here except for just a couple of Grey Wagtails > west. Waders however were on the move with a good mix of species seen moving west and not seeming to mind the low cloud and frequent drizzle. The Wood was empty.

Moving Birds:
Grey Wagtail 2 > W
Ringed Plover 6 in one group > W
Common Sandpiper 2 > W off the end of the reservoir. Possibly a passage influx over the last few days?
Greenshank 1 > W
Snipe 2 > W
Cormorant 1 > W and one on the water. An influx with birds at Ogden an Leeshaw.
LBB Gull 12 > S
Dunlin 3 > W


Ogden 24-08-2008

0730-0945hrs W>3 dropping. Drizzle at first, fine period then heavy rain by 0930hrs.
1 Cormorant on water, was told it was also there yesterday.
3 Common Sandpipers, 1 on west bank, 2 flew low over east bank.
26 BH gull
22 Common gull
1 LBB gull
1pr Teal NW corner.

48 Swallows >S
4 House Martins >S
2 Jays, very high >W
4 Snipe >W

B Sumner