Sunday, August 22, 2010

Oxenhope.... wet wet wet! 22-08-2010

Buzzard.... right overhead!... going due south (c) Brian Vickers 2010
W F3, 14degC, 40km E 10 km NW, 3/8 becoming 9/8 with rain, QNH 1013 falling throughout.
0705 - 1130hr
A big let down today with open sky overnight and for the first part of the morning til c0730... then fractus down and drizzle on and off for the rest of the morning. Thus few birds in the sky and small numbers on the shore.... but nevertheless a check of the few lessers showing their legs revealed two with Norwegian rings and a third sporting a Walney ring... none of which could be read fully owing to the attrocious conditions. Grey Wagtails going west were the birds of the day.
Moving birds:
Meadow Pipit 6
Swallow 43
BH Gull 4
Grey Wagtail 6
LBB gull 105
W F4, 19degC, 65km, 2/8, QNH 1011 falling
1440 - 1800 DCB, BV, RHP, EP.
An improving afternoon with many BH Gulls coming in from the north... many dropping in from high with some of the others on low approach... interestingly more mipits moving west this afternoon that this morning but not a Swallow moving in the sky to be seen! The bird of the day was without doubt the first Buzzard of the season going due south in level direct flight just nicely above head height at c1515hr! Another different lesser was sporting a Norwegian ring and a Lapwing went north.
BH Gull 422
LBB Gull 186
Mipit 45
Buzzard 1
Lapwing 1
Common Gull 2


Blogger Glen Webber (Wildlife Photography) said...

Great Buzzard photo. Love the detail under the wings!

August 23, 2010 3:11 am  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Cheers Glen, unfortunately I missed is as was talking to someone a couple of hundred yards away but Brian was on the spot and got it snapped!!

August 23, 2010 11:28 pm  

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