Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Oxenhope... after the storm! 25-08-2010

Herring Gull influx.... (c) 2010

Ringed Plover juv.... (c) 2010

Cirro FANTASTIC.... take one.... (c) 2010

Cirro FANTASTIC.... take two.... (c) 2010

W F3, 11degC, 65km, 2/8, QNH 1013 rising
0645 - 1200hr
Open sky overnight and throughout the morning becoming scattered by mid day. QNH rising throughout. Wind from a westerly quarter dropping very light from midnight... no rain... yippee! Thought there would be much more movement in the sky but yesterdays rains must have well and truely sluffened the vis... hardly any Swallows or mipits passing at all in relative terms and taking account the length of stay. The first waders for some days, a flava SW, three Tree Pips also SW and another Buzzard were the best birds but it was very hard work.... Very interestingly and influx of Herring Gulls today..... gulls inland... a storm at sea?
Moving birds:
Meadow Pipit 31
Ringed Plover 6
Dunlin 1
flava wagtail 1
Linnet 19
Wheatear 1
Tree Pipit 3
Swallow 18
Starling 18
Herring Gull 7
LBB Gull 340
BH Gull 6
SW F2 becoming CALM then SE F1, 16degC, 65km, 1/8 becoming 5/8, QNH 1012 falling.
1430 - 1830
Moving birds:
LBB Gull 96
BH Gull 321
Common Gull 4
Herring Gull 4
Raven 1
Ringed Plover 3
Swallow none
Mipits none until 1830 when the first of the evening started to come.


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