Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oxenhope... dunnock delight! 12-11-2009

Sunrise over Scarlet! (c) 2009

Fractus off the Moor (c) 2009

First sun! (c) 2009

Fog Stratus Prevails... mid am! (c) 2009

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Thursday 12 November 2009
Counting period: 7:15-10:45
Weather: SW F3, 6degC, 30km, 1/8 fog stratus and fractus from moors, QNH 997 falling then rising
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving Birds:
Goosander 1 -
Dunnock 1 -
Black-headed Gull 110 -
Fieldfare 99 -
Common Gull 21 -
Starling - 34
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 -
Greenfinch 2 -
Skylark 1 -
Goldfinch 1 -

Totals: 271 individuals, 10 species, 3:30 hours

Comments: The passage of a front overnight and out into the North Sea, left clear and sterile skies with no high movement detected at all! In fact there was very little surface movement either with only low numbers and low species diversity on the move. The most interesting event was the overflying of a Dunnock! at 0757hr west, complete with several spaced "bell" calls... fantastic! A single "white" male Goosander went south.



Blogger Brian Sumner . said...

Nice sunrise Dave.It was very quiet over Queensbury but the unusual sight so late in the season of 14 Meadow Pipits >S in ones and twos. These mainly came over whilst I was on the phone with you around 0800hrs.

November 12, 2009 8:51 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Cheers Brian, very interesting, especially as I didnt get any! Dave, I note had 22 over HH so they must have been giving me the miss!....

November 12, 2009 9:32 pm  

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