Thursday, April 30, 2009

Interuption to Service!

Have just found out that my blog is to be "locked" by Blogger for c two working days so I may not be able to upload posts. My reports will therefore be uploaded to:

where you will be able to see them until Blogger have done what they have to do.

When all sorted I will fully update this site.

Sorry for any inconvenience.


Wheatear Passage 30-04-2009

The Wheatear passage through Oxenhope continues:

Trough lane: 2 Wheatears
Nab Water Lane: 1 Wheatear
Leeshaw Res, 7 Wheatear.

All the sites visited early AM, with nil birds at Leeshaw.... the count of 7 was made late afternoon.

Moderate rain overnight starting at c0230 until 0400hr. Fine morning until c1030hr when light rain until lunchtime.

Brian Vickers

Med Gull > NE 30-04-2009

Adult Mediterranean Gull over Fly Flatts this morning at 1025hrs heading in the direction of Oxenhope Watchpoint / Soil Hill, just as the rain, advancing from the SW was starting to come. Very many thanks to DJS for letting us know and to BS for the text message.


Wheatear Passage Glovershaw 28/30-04-2009

There has been a fall of Wheatears at Glovershaw with 25 passing through in the past three days. Almost all of them have been in the paddock area, behind Golcar Farm where it's drier and there are banks and low stone walls. On the 28th there were ten birds, another ten yesterday and today just five. They were split as 19 females and six males. Some of the birds had distinct Greenland features, very buff breasts and much more rounded and bigger than earlier birds. Yesterday there was a nice male Whinchat in the fields behind the farm.

Paul King