Persistent Contrails! (c) 2009
0730 - 1100hr DB / HC
NF1/Calm, 3degC at 0700hr (frost and mist in valleys), 6degC at 0830hr, 6km, 2/8 cirro sp, QNH 1033 falling.
A beautiful spring like day in the hills, becoming very warm. Open skys but poor visibility and even heat haze! Only a short stay at the original watchpoint and then across the moor to a NEW watchpoint topographically more suited to spring migration and specifically high level S>N movement. Much higher altitude but overseeing a prominent col, water and extensive uplands..... an experiment. So we will have to see how it goes. The main disadvantage is that there is NO shelter but it will be very interesting to see what is moving through here as and when we can.
Moving birds in order of appearance:
Meadow Pipit 7 > N
Jackdaw 43 > E
C Crow 8 > N
Stonechat 1 > N
Reed Bunting 2 > N
Golden Plover c70 > N exceptionally high
NEW spring watchpoint on the Horizon! (c) 2009
NEW spring watchpoint on the Horizon !!! (c) 2009