Sunday, August 22, 2010

Oxenhope.... mediterranean move! 21-08-2010

Mediterranean Gull (juv).... 11 images (c) 2010
Further details as soon as I get them!
SW F3, 14degC, 30km NW 60km SE, 1/8, QNH 1015 rising
0655 -1145hr DCB, CJK, BV
Becoming calm overnight with fractus down over moors first thing but soon lifting. Despite the improvement from yesterday little early vis and it was after 0900hr before the Swallows got going progressively with quite a big push in the afternoon.... but the morning count was disrupted somewhat by the arrival at c 0830 of a beautiful scaley very young juvenile Mediterranean Gull on its first migration and sporting an Irish colour ring! Nothing liked it and nothing would leave it alone, so it settled out of the way and had a sleep... it left south east along with many of the LBB Gulls, one of which was sporting a Norwegian ring (which could not be read) mid morning. A Golden Plover went SW
Moving birds:
Med Gull juv 1
LBB Gull 410
BHG 61
Goosander 7
House Martin 6
Yellow legged gull 1
Swallow 124
Mipit 3
Tree Pipit 1
Starling 26
Grey Wagtail 3
gull sp 1
Golden Plover 1
WSW F4, 19degC, 65km, 7/8, QNH 1015 steady
1345 - 1730
BH Gull 676
LBB Gull 121
Common gull 1
Common Sandpiper 1
Swift 1
Grey Wagtail 1
Swallow 196
Teal 2


Blogger welchs said...

Dave - you sure it is Irish? As per the codes page* UK birds are also yellow, I think the series 2XXX started in 2006 with 2AXX (X=letter), one of which appeared in Scotland**. If it is Irish it is against the flow as most other Meds are heading in the opposite direction!


August 23, 2010 11:03 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Hi Stephen, Not sure of exact wording but from my source of info it says new codes have been introduced 2AXX (UK) and 2E00 - 2E99... which as I read this number it clearly is... from Ireland. Anyway, whichever, for us it is an interesting confirmatory record and we will see as tonight I will send the details off and post confirmation when received.... will check out your links tonight Stephen

August 24, 2010 5:45 am  
Blogger welchs said...

OK Dave, I now see that info on cr-birding, I was jumping to conclusions based purely on the medgull codes page which I thought would include all info available. So, very interesting indeed, I look forward to the final outcome...

August 24, 2010 10:20 pm  

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