Sunday, May 09, 2010

Oxenhope... the end is near! 09-05-2010

Common Sandpiper... pair... (c) 2010

Hedge Sparrow... a very rare visitor to the watchpoint!

E F1 rising E F4, 7deg (heavy frost first thing), 65km, 0/8 increasing 8/8 stratocumulus, QNH 1016 falling.
0700 - 1100hr

With the exception of the lessers a morning of cold crisp empty skies initially. A Cuckoo came in from the south east perched briefly in the wood before going on NW. A Herring Gull passed N with the lessers. No hirundines or Swifts at all to day. The most interesting thing this morning was a Dunnock pair which arrived at the watchpoint and chased around abit before moving off, only to return a short while later. They were at very close range and the immediate environs were without doubt attracting them!!

Moving Birds:
LBB Gull 106
Herring Gull 1
Cuckoo 1

Dunnock 2



Blogger Brian Sumner . said...

You did well to get the two Common Sands together Dave, never an easy task for a photo

May 09, 2010 7:08 pm  
Blogger David said...

I could see the second bird walking along the shore so I just waited until it was next to the other...agree bird snaps always look better with subject in twos or fews!

May 09, 2010 8:03 pm  

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