Monday, September 22, 2008

Oxenhope 22-09-2008

Fogged Out..... one of the more clear periods! (c) 2008

0705 - 1000hr DB/HC/MD
NE F2 becoming N F3, 11.4degC static, 1000m - 20km, 8/8 low stratus, slight rain and drizzzle, QNH 1027 rising.

A heavy shower just before dawn, a dark and gloomy morning with a chilling wind throughout the visit. We were at or just below the cloudbase. Virtually no birds moving through or in the area. A terrible morning for vis after such a good one yesterday with approaching rain putting an end to the visit. The highlight of the morning was 60 Goosanders leaving the roost...... a very obvious influx compared to the 45 yesterday.

Moving Birds in order of appearance.

Meadow Pipit 69 > mainly south but a few NE into the wind! largest party 19
alba wagtail 3 > various
Reed Bunting 2 > W
Siskin three well spaced lots of contact calls heard, only one bird seen > W
Song Thrush 1 call heard
Chaffinch 10 > S
LBB Gull 15 > S
BH Gull 42 > S