Monday, September 27, 2010

Oxenhope... in the thick! 27-09-2010

Environs of the Watchpoint.... two images (c) 2010

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Monday 27 September 2010
Counting period: 6:55-9:40
Weather: NE F2/3 10degC, 50 -100m fog stratus with c 900ft base, deep fog and drizzle, 9/8 QNH 1014 rising
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving birds:
Meadow Pipit 27 -
alba wagtail sp. 4 -

Totals: 31 individuals, 2 species, 2:45 hours

Comments: Mainly overcast throughout the night with light northerlies and QNH falling till c0430 when troughing 1013. Fog stratus down with intermittent drizzle from the early hours and persisting throughout my visit.... a good job we missed this one for the BigVis day!!! Birdwise lots to hear in the fog first thing inlcuding what sounded to be a good mipit move, several Redwing contacts, frequent alba calls and some goldies somewhere... but the only birds seen moving were a train of albas south and two groups of mips also south. A good mooch round the site produced nothing decked out so off home to get the paperwork done early!... might have another dabble if the fog does lift.

Dave (HC defected to Spurn today.... a very well planned choice! as an almighty fall...)

PAUL CLOUGH.... 27-09-2010

Fogged off at 0700, returned at 0800-0900.The Clough was devoid of birds but 7 Redwings flew up the Clough low and disappeared over the moor in the mist.

Brian Vickers


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