Sunday, November 01, 2009

Oxenhope... windy wipeout! 01-11-2009

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Sunday 1 November 2009
Counting period: 13:00-15:00
Weather: SW F7 gusting F9, 13degC falling 11degC, 65km+, intermittent squalls, QNH 982 rising 986
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving Birds:
Starling - 9

Totals: 9 individuals, 1 species, 2:00 hours

Comments: An atrocious morning of very heavy rain with pressure falling from 999 at 0600 to trough out in conjunction with ceasing rain, wind swing and clearing skies at 982 upon my arrival. Watch picked up only one small group of Starlings struggling inches from the ground in the lee of the valley and NW against the side of the wood. No other birds seen. Tremendous sea on the water!



Blogger Brian Sumner said...

Bit bleak up there Dave. I was on the hill 1515-1615hr holding on in fear of being blown away or washed away. It certainly worked for the Snipe though, 11 Common and 1 Jack Snipe, poss 2. Its also 3 years from the Purple Sand there,12th, same time of day and same conditions.

November 01, 2009 8:45 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Yes terrible, but I got my vis fix for the day albeit only a few Starlings. Kept looking on the Hill but had gone "chilled out" before you arrived. Thanks for the message.


November 01, 2009 9:09 pm  

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