Monday, April 13, 2009

Oxenhope 13-04-2009

The Moon at Sunrise (c) 2009

On Top of the Fogs..... looking SW (c) 2009

Base Camp this Morning (c) 2009
Looking South.... Empty Skys (c) 2009

Looking south.... (c) 2009
0700 - 1000hr DB / HC
Calm rising ESE F3, 4degC, 100m - 3km max, 1/8, QNH 1013 falling.
SPRING WATCHPOINT: Great to be out but almost devoid of birds in the sky!! Initial dense fogs to the east of the watchpoint invading from time to time on the increasing ESE breeze but we always had vertical visibility. Both Airedale and Calderdale clagged with dense fog, so despite no birds, we probably made the best decision to visit here, on top of the fogs. Not a single moving mipit!!
Moving Birds in order of appearance:
Linnet 2 > N
Reed Bunting 3 > N
and thats it in the three full three hour period!


Blogger Brian Sumner said...

Completely fogged off at Back Lane this a.m. Dave although blue skies could be seen looking straight up.

April 13, 2009 4:28 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Yes, a poor do today Brian. I would believe at our site that it was a tad too cold to start out with? A difficult desision yesterday in choosing todays watchpoint but despite the poor showing I think we got it right?


April 13, 2009 5:02 pm  
Blogger Brian Sumner said...

Either HCs put weight on or hes come out dressed in his entire wardrobe.

April 14, 2009 7:59 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

"Mitchelin Man" weather up there Brian! I was a bit the same, even more so as I HAVE put weight on in addition to the five fleeces and two coats!! I try to keep out of the snaps!!

HC will no doubt have some comments??


April 14, 2009 8:13 pm  
Anonymous Howard Creber said...

Neither........just steroids......only had a vest on under the jacket....with brown paper and camforated oil of course.

April 14, 2009 9:44 pm  

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