Friday, October 22, 2010

Oxenhope... abysmal! 22-10-2010

Pre Sunrise.... (c) 2010

Post Sunrise... the best it got!... (c) 2010

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Friday 22 October 2010
Counting period: 7:00-12:45
Weather: WSW F5, 7degC, 65km max to 20km in rain, periods of rain, 8/8 becoming 5/8, QNH 1014 falling
Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber, Lester Ward

Moving birds:
Golden Plover 1 -
Fieldfare - 133
Meadow Pipit 6 -
Starling - 156
alba wagtail sp. 1 -
Siskin 1 -

Totals: 298 individuals, 6 species, 5:45 hours

Comments: Broken overnight with showers moving south, low cloud and heavy drizzle over the moors from dawn and frequently thereafter. wind from westerly qtr and QNH falling throughout. A terrible morning with virtually nothing in the sky... everything on the move was low with thrushes and Starlings NW. Hoping for much better conditions and hopefully birds tomorrow! Abandoned early to give Rag a try to be certain that the track hadnt changed.

Counting period: 13:00-14:00
Weather: WSW F6, 11degC, 65km, 4/8, now dry and opening sky until more rain upon and after departure, QNH 1012 falling
Observers: Dave Barker

Totals: 0 individuals, 0 species, 1:00 hours

Comments: Obs from Rag... much improved conditions albeit strengthening wind but still no birds....

Dave, Howard and Lester


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