Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hunter Hill, Calderdale... 23-10-2009


The Watchpoint... looking SE towards Mixenden Reservoir (c) 2009


From below the watchpoint... looking SE (c) 2009


Hunter Hill, Cold Edge, Halifax (W Yorks, England)
Friday 23 October 2009
Counting period: 9:00-12:00
Weather: 9 degrees C. Thick mist down to 300m, below that still misty viiblt to 2km. F0 to F1 as the mist cleared by 11:20
Observers: Dave Sutcliffe


Moving Birds:

Common Snipe 2 N
Blackbird 4 S
Chaffinch 72 N
Black-headed Gull 2 N
Fieldfare 151 SW
Brambling 2 N
Woodpigeon 51 SW
Redwing 19 SW
finch sp. 12 N
Skylark 10 SW
Rook 1 SW
Greenfinch 36 N
Meadow Pipit 68 SW
Raven 4 NE
Goldfinch 8 N
alba wagtail sp. 1 SW
Starling 54 SW


Totals: 497 individuals, 17 species, 3:00 hours

Present: Cormorant 1, Mallard 26, Tufted Duck 1, Goosander 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Pheasant 1, Black-headed Gull 30, Common Gull 15, Little Owl 1, Wren 3, Dunnock 1, Robin 1, Great Tit 1, Magpie 14, Jackdaw 23, Carrion Crow 12

Comments: Very quiet early on until the mist started to lift a little below 300m after 10:30. Finch flocks were moving N just below the mist as were the Fieldfares but the Meadow pipits were flying straight through it. 4 Ravens together heading NE towards Soil Hill were a bonus.

Dave Sutcliffe

1 Comments:

Blogger Brian Sumner said...

Glad you got your Brambling

October 24, 2009 5:30 pm  

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