Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oxenhope... first snow falling! 09-11-2010

Bright window to East... through the sleet!.... (c) 2010

Things deteriorate.... (c) 2010

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Tuesday 9 November 2010
Counting period: 7:00-10:00
Weather: ENE F4/5, 4degC, 10 -65km, 8/8 frequent rain and sleet, QNH 979 rising
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving birds:
Merlin 1 -
Fieldfare 22 -
Meadow Pipit 2 -
Starling - 461
Ring Ouzel 1 -

Totals: 487 individuals, 5 species, 3:00 hours

Comments: Continuous rain ceasing c 0300hr then frequent showers of rain / sleet and then snow through until lunch time when some improvement in the afternoon. Wind from ENE qtr and QNH rising throughout. Starlings the only real movers with several lerger flocks but in small low sqadrons making good use of the cross winds and shooting through like rockets at waist height or below!... laughing calls overhead from behind originated from a Ring Ouzel as it shot again cross wind south and a Merlin also batted south... despite a bright window out to the east, no woodies were detected today
Counting period: 14:15-17:15
Weather: ENE F4 moderating F2, 5degc, 4/8 showers of rain, QNH 987 rising
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving birds:
Fieldfare 26 -
Starling - 10

Totals: 36 individuals, 2 species, 3:00 hours

Comments: An improvement on this morning but virtually no birds....



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