Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Oxenhope... after the rain!.... 07-09-2010

Post Sunset tonight.... three images (c) 2010

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Tuesday 7 September 2010
Counting period: 18:40-20:00
Weather: SE F2, 13degC, 65km W - 20km E, 5/8 cunim thunderstorms to E, QNH 1001 rising
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving Birds:
Swallow 62 -
Meadow Pipit 6 -

Totals: 68 individuals, 2 species, 1:20 hours

Present: Goosander 45, Lapwing 15, Curlew 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 35

Comments: Heavy rain over last night with falling and then troughing (997) QNH but clearing up by dawn. Conditions this morning seemed just right after the deluge with the first "smell of mipits" of the season in the air up here during the early morning but sadly no watch possible. Remaining dry with winds from an easterly quarter and rising QNH throughout till late afternoon when a band of thunder rain passed NE. Very few birds in the sky up here during the evening except for the latter end of the Swallow move, all going south in decreasing numbers, right through almost to sunset. BH Gulls were absent.



Anonymous Howard Creber said...

Lovely evening sky shots Dave.

September 09, 2010 4:20 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Thanks Howard... its the "Holistic Sky" bit as you know! D.

September 10, 2010 10:12 pm  

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