Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Oxenhope... a dearth of birds! 29-09-2009

At the cloudbase.... fogs lifting 0753hr ... looking north (c) 2009

Further clearance... looking north (c) 2009

Crepuscular light!... looking east (c) 2009

Activity at the Knackers Yard! (c) 2009

Mid morning... looking east. (c) 2009

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Tuesday 29 September 2009
Counting period: 7:00-10:00
Weather: W F3 rising W F5, 13degC, 200m improving 15km, 9/8 fog stratus, stratus, drizzle, QNH 1020 falling
Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber

Moving birds:

Common Snipe 7 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 -
Black-headed Gull 1 -
Meadow Pipit 173 -

Totals: 189 individuals, 4 species, 3:00 hours

Comments: An abysmal morning of little movement in the sky and only FOUR species recorded. Initially the fog was down but with partial clearance from 0753 and wind picking up W F5 from 0824. The few mipits were almost exclusively moving west today, gulls south and Snipe west. Hoping for much better tomorrow!!