Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Oxenhope.... waiting! 27-10-2010

Pre sunrise.... (c) Howard Creber 2010

First Sun.... (c) Howard Creber 2010

A "fast" sky!.... (c) 2010

Abstract Today!.... (c) 2010

High Watchpoint... (c) Howard Creber 2010

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Wednesday 27 October 2010
Counting period: 7:30-11:15
Weather: WSW F5/6, 11degC, 50km, 2/8 increasing 4/8 sig, QNH 1010 rising
Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber, Gordon Holmes, Brian Vickers

Moving birds:
Cormorant 1 -
Waxwing 3 -
Goosander 3 -
Fieldfare - 35
Peregrine 1 -
Mistle Thrush - 1
Woodpigeon 2 -
Starling - 121
Meadow Pipit 3 -
finch sp. 3 -

Totals: 173 individuals, 10 species, 3:45 hours

Comments: Rain overnight from the W passing SE by c0600hr then open sky til mid morning when beconing scattered but always more in the NW. Wind from a W qtr and QNH rising throughout. Birdless from the word go with just a few Starlings NW on the continental track... best birds were three Waxwings S overhead... Goosanders W containing another two white backs... but otherwise, virtually nothing.... Waiting for the next "one"!

Dave and Howard


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