Saturday, November 07, 2009

Oxenhope... drawdown time? 07-11-2009

After the sleet! (c) 2009

Open to the North (c) 2009

Very much Shut to the South (c) 2009

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Saturday 7 November 2009
Counting period: 7:15-9:30
Weather: W F2/F3, 3degC, 65km reducing 30, 4/8 fog stratus to S open to N, rain initially followed by some sleet and hail, QNH 989 falling then rising 991
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving Birds:
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1
Fieldfare 350 -
small gull spec. - 276
Starling - 396
Stock Dove 1 -
Goldfinch 2 -
Woodpigeon 49 -
Reed Bunting 3 -
Meadow Pipit 2 -

Totals: 1080 individuals, 9 species, 2:15 hours

Comments: Not a good day with a weather related very poor start. Nothing in the high sky today. A single very large flock of c350 Fieldfares ambled south close in and Starlings, more than the past few days continued to gently surge but only in small squadrons. Woodpigeons, most, probably invisible today moved through in very small flocks. Otherwise draw down time up here in the hills... but what will tomorrow and Monday bring?... thats assuming its not just fog!!



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