0640-1155hr A Hanby, J Blacker
8/8 cloud mostly thought 6/8 for a bit. Cool/cold at first. Wind S veering W 3-4 max
Visibility very good till late when increasing haze.
As Yesterday the highlight was Meadow Pipit. We seem to do very well for these but fail to get the variety seen at other sites.
Goose Sp 9 S down the far side of the Washburn
Greylag 41 S Harrogate side
Lapwing 500+ in area , up from c50 last weekend
Snipe 7 in / W ( ie came from east landed or kept going)
LBBG 15 SW
Common Gull 9 SW
Woodpigeon 45 S-- notably up in nos
Buzzard 3 locals
Red Kite 4 loafing birds.
Hobby 1 juv East (ish)- was hunting
GSWP 3 inc one S
Meadow Pipit 3,221 SW - hourly counts (except last no) were 1360, 967, 454, 342, 72, 26 (15 mins). The movement was more West shifted than yesterday with more towards the Washburn- id estimate 65% Washburn side of our spot (yesterday was c20%)
Alba Wag 4S,
Grey Wag 4S
Swallow 235 W
Sand Martin 8S
Siskin 55 S
Starling- not def migrating but 400-500 in area have appeared in the last week
Wheatear 3 in from East
Great Tit 1N
Corvids- c300 in area- up markedly on last weekend.
Still no sign of Osprey here but as I was getting ready to leave a chap popped up who said he'd had one over our spot a week or two back.
Andy and John