Sunday, June 06, 2010

Oxenhope... storms to the east! 06-06-2010

Herring Gull 2s in pouring Rain... (c) 2010

Same bird getting out of the water... (c) 2010

Herring Gull 2s... on the Shore... (c) 2010

Common Gulls including 1s... through the mist (c) 2010
Snaps taken through the pouring rain / mist at great distance... thus record quality only.... GULLING is GREAT!!
W F2, 13degC, 5km to E... 40km to NW, light rain, 8/8, QNH 1012 falling
1030 - 1325hr
Storms moving up country from SW to NE but virtually all far to the east of us... we were right on the edge, with clear dry conditions visible to the NW into the Dales.
Moving birds:
Dunlin 4 > SE
LBB Gull 41 > NW
CALM, 16degC, 5km becoming 1000m mist by 2000hr, 8/8 intermittent rain, QNH 1012 falling.
1500 - 2000hr
Moving birds:
LBB Gull 63 > NW
Herring Gull 2s... 1 > NW
Common Gull 2 > NW
Swift 6 > NW
Starling 400+



Blogger Brian Sumner said...

Good photos there Dave to say the distance from the hide to the far shore and in poor weather conditions

June 07, 2010 7:12 pm  
Blogger Brian Sumner said...

Talking of Gulling is great, do you remember the early 90s when we used to gull watch with the Cunningham brothers from the hide till dark.
I always remember one evening we,d done the gull count of 8000 + gulls and it was nearly dark but gulls were still coming in. When I said right Im off you said I,ll just count these gulls again before I go, thats dedication.
We used to walk back on the banking in the dark watching the spotlights on York Minster, happy days.

June 08, 2010 6:54 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes I remember those winter days well Brian. I also remember the big August LBB / BH / CG dispersal pushes up there and looking forward to this year as well. Weather scenario still looking good for a while despite the recent damp spell so lets hope the habitat hangs on.

June 08, 2010 9:35 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

This blog is going mad! the last comment shouldent be anonymous but me! Dave

June 08, 2010 9:37 pm  
Blogger Brian Sumner said...

Its best to be anonymous sometimes Dave

June 09, 2010 6:36 pm  

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