Thursday, September 16, 2010

Caldene Fields, Low Moor.... 16-09-2010

Caldene Fields, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Thursday 16 September 2010
Counting period: 6:15-9:30
Weather: Dry with 30% cloud increasing to 70% by 08.30 and a F2/3 N/W wind. Temp 9c excellent visibility 20 + miles
Observers: Martyn Priestley

Moving birds:
Cormorant 2 -
Skylark 1 -
Mistle Thrush - 3
Black-headed Gull 282 + 36
Swallow - 117
Carrion Crow 22 + 1
Lesser Black-backed Gull 19 -
Meadow Pipit 118 -
Chaffinch 8 -
Stock Dove 3 -
Grey Wagtail - 2
finch sp. 5 -
Woodpigeon 27 -
alba wagtail sp. 22 -
Greenfinch 27 -
Collared Dove 1 -
Song Thrush - 1
Goldfinch 149 -

Totals: 846 individuals, 18 species, 3:15 hours

Comments: The slight tail wind produced the some good birds this morning with 3 figure counts of BH Gulls ( which are still moving in good numbers here), Swallow, Mipits and Goldfinch. Maybe the slight drop in early morning temperature inspired C Crows to move as 23 were recorded !. The count of mipits does not tell the true numbers that were moving as many calling birds were very high and recorded as singles call although groups were recorded lower down. The first Skylark, Song Thrush and Cormorants were good finds.

Martyn Priestley

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