Monday, October 18, 2010

Oxenhope... desperation! 18-10-2010

The Sunrise that Never Came!... (c) 2010

Deep cloud advancing out of Lancashire!!.. (c) 2010

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Monday 18 October 2010
Counting period: 7:15-11:00
Weather: W F5, 9degC, 30km, 8/8 but deepening from the west, QNH 1017 falling
Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber, Gordon Holmes

Moving birds:
Cormorant 6 -
Fieldfare 7 -
Swallow 2 -
Redwing 2 -
Meadow Pipit 29 -
Starling - 135
alba wagtail sp. 2 -

Totals: 183 individuals, 7 species, 3:45 hours

Comments: Broken overnight and into morning but fractus well established below translucidus. Wind from a westerly qtr and QNH falling throughout. A desperate morning with little in the upper skies except for a few Cormorants and virtually no surface movement either that is except for Starlings in small groups NNW throughout. Should be better tomorrow!

Dave, Howard and Gordon


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