Saturday, November 21, 2009

Oxenhope... deep fog! 21-11-2009

Chapel on the Moor (c) 2009

Searching in the Gloom (c) 2009

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Saturday 21 November 2009
Counting period: 7:45-10:30
Weather: SE F3 increasing F4, 6degC, 60m, 8/8 deep fog and heavy driving drizzle, QNH 1013 falling 1011
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving Birds:
Common Gull 5 -
Starling - 6

Totals: 11 individuals, 2 species, 2:45 hours

Present: Black Redstart 1

Comments: A terrible virtually birdless morning throughout, with the only moving birds seen being a small squadron of Starlings low overhead ENE. The only bird seen on the deck was in view of past occurence interesting... a Black Redstart at and around the chapel! A few unseen Common Gulls were yik-ing at intervals in the fog overhead and Red Grouse were noisy on the moor.



Blogger Brian Sumner said...

The Black Redstart never fails to turn up in November at the end of the vis mig season at your watchpoint Dave.

November 21, 2009 7:53 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

first one is always the best though... tail flashing on and off in the brilliant backlit frosty sunlight just like a Christmas tree lamp!!


November 21, 2009 10:03 pm  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home