Col open but only just!! (c) 2009
Cloudbase Down.... Fog Stratus (c) 2009
Late Morning.... Sun breaking through! (c) 2009
0800 - 1100hr DB/HC/RP
WF5 gusting F7, becoming WNWF5, 4DegC, 1km - 25km, 8/8 stratus, fog stratus, fractus, QNH1030 falling.
Far too windy up here both for the vis and to watch it! Initially then intermittently the stratus was down often blocking the col. It was bitter cold with fractus "in the face". As the morning progressed the cloudbase lifted and the the wind shifted WNW and dropped a bit but passage did not not improve.... A poor morning in all respects.
Moving birds in order of appearance:
Meadow Pipit 3 > N
Curlew 1 > N
alba wagtail 1 > N
Reed Bunting 1 > N