Monday, December 07, 2009

Oxenhope... two wet mornings! 05/06-12-2009

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Sunday 6 December 2009
Counting period: 11:45-15:00
Weather: W F5, 7degC falling, 65km, 6/8, heavy rain during early part of morning now fine, QNH 987 rising
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving birds:
Pink-footed Goose - 95

Totals: 95 individuals, 1 species, 3:15 hours

Comments: Visited three local watchpoints today but too late both in time / season and too much wind for much activity. Nothing much doing except for a skein of c95 pinks WNW high above Calderdale at 1350hr

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Saturday 5 December 2009
Counting period: 7:55-11:45
Weather: SW F4 increasing F5, 4degC, 30km, fine following overnight rain, 6/8, QNH 993 steady
Observers: Dave Barker, Rod Procter, Howard Creber

Moving Birds:
Pink-footed Goose - 134
Common Gull 9 -
Black-headed Gull 31 -
Meadow Pipit 2 -

Totals: 176 individuals, 4 species, 3:50 hours

Comments: Three watchpoints visited this morning. Very little in the sky and virtually nothing on the deck. Single skein of pinks flew low WNW at 1140hr over village (RHP/HC).



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