Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oxenhope... sleeted up! 08-11-2010

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Monday 8 November 2010
Counting period: 7:50-10:30
Weather: SE F6 gusting F8, 3degC, 10km, 9/8 rain and sleet, QNH 973 falling quickly
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving birds:
Starling - 42

Totals: 42 individuals, 1 species, 2:40 hours

Comments: Open sky overnight then broken in small hours with rain starting c1530 and continuing all day. Wind from S beconing SE with QNH falling very rapidly to trough 968 at 1530. A terrible morning and only a token visit watching from the car in the pouring rain / smothering sleet but nevertheless at least three squadrons of Starlings went low up the in-bye and on NW with probably more unseen as well through windows frequently sleeted.... hoping for improvement tomorrow!



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