Thursday, April 09, 2009

Oxenhope 09-04-2009

Stratus fractus, below stratus (c) HC 2009

0715 - 1015hr Howard Creber

SW F5, 6.3 degC rising, 10km, 8/8 light rain after 1000hr, QNH 1007 steady.

Rain during the latter part of the night and at dawn sluffening any movement and no fall encountered. An abysmal morning with poor visibility, low powering fractus and some more light rain towards the end. The wind was supprisingly strong at 450m in relation to that in the valley. No vast Montanna skies this morning, no moving birds seen and hardly any birds at all on the wing. Just a few mipits parachuteing, three Lapwings dislaying, a Carrion Crow and a handfull of Curlews. Oh well, if its going to come, at least we havent missed the mipit wave. Better luck over the weekend? Do Saturday and Sunday still look good?

Birds noted:
Meadow Pipit 10
Lapwing 3
Carrion Crow 1
Curlew 4



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