Friday, September 12, 2008

Wharfedale 12-09-2008

VIS MIG 1100 - 1600hr

There was a serious movement of hirundines through the valley today - they came thro` on a broad front at all levels throughout the period of observation - minimum count circa 3000 which were predominantly Swallows with about 5% House Martins.

Mipit wise, again very little movement evident - counted circa 50 birds on the move, with the majority, as yesterday, blogging/feeding up ready for the off - many midgies in the valley, at times annoyingly so. Circa 300 mipits blogging on different parts of the fell and moor.

Circa 8 Common Gulls south.

Cormorant - 2 west


Osprey seen at 15.00 hrs heading north up river.
Kestrel - at least 8 different birds
Sparrowhawk - 2

Siskin - three groups blogging - ranging from 8 to 22 birds

Howard Creber

Paul Clough 12-09-2008

Paul Clough,
12 Goldfinch, 15 Redpoll, 6 Great Tits, 8 Chaffinch, Bluetits, 4 Bullfinch,1 Sparrowhawk.

Fly Flatts,
2 Wheatear.

Nab Water Lane,
1 Wheatear

Brian Vickers.

Oxenhope / Queensbury 12-09-2008.

0700hr conditions.
WNW F2, 12degC, 20km decreasing, 8/8 overcast, QNH 1011 rising.
Some light rain by 0800hr then clearing up but remaining overcast.

No am count today but Meadow Pipits moving well at some other sites in northern England with c4000 south at one site in the morning.

At Foxhill, Queensbury:
Another day of steady flowing Mipits early doors all > S
Brian Sumner

1755 - 1930hr DB
NNW F2, 13degC, 20km improving, 8/8 stratus with light rain ceasing at 1830hr, QNH 1014 rising.

No moving passerines this evening but three Shelduck and two Common Scoters on the water were birds of the day all left west at c1920 just as the light was thickening.