Monday, March 01, 2010

Hunger Hill... a brilliant morning! 01-03-2010

Cloud Overhead Clearing First Thing (c) 2010

Flat Lands out to the Humber Estuary (c) 2010

Pinks Galore (c) 2010

Pinks Galore four images (c) 2010
NNW F1, -1degC, 65km reducing 45, 7/8 reducing 0/8, QNH 1012 rising
0655 - 1330hr Dave Barker, Howard Creber
A brilliant morning, the first good one for some considerable time.... thus a considerable amount of movement... highlighted by moderate pink push from before sunrise (reported by one of the locals) with some before 0730 but with the most over the mid day slot most were going NW. Skylarks were also prominant and moving in groups of up to ten throughout E and W seemed to be the prominent directions of travel... most were high but the contact calls and snatches of song gave them away as they passed. Also the first Curlews seen on a vis watch this spring were going NE
Moving Birds:
Skylark 65 > E and W
Pinkfeet 905 > NW and W
Curlew 31 > NE
Greylag 4 > N
Lapwing 112 > NW
BH Gull 4 > SE
Golden Plover 45 > W
Chaffinch 2 > E
Carion Crow 21 > NE and NW
Magpie 1 > S
Common Gull 15 > SE
alba 2 > E
Meadow Pipit 3 > N


Anonymous Howard Creber said...

Good to see the pinkies Dave.Great shots of the "jet set".

March 01, 2010 7:51 pm  
Blogger Brian Sumner said...

Great stuff Dave, the Pinkies are amazing. Looks like our prediction was right about a big move on the first bright day.
Also an excellent day for your second hobby of contrails.

March 01, 2010 8:08 pm  

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