Sunday, November 14, 2010

Oxenhope... the smell of the end! 14-11-2010


Pre sunrise... E... (c) 2010


The Gloom down below!... (c) 2010


Bad fractus.... (c) 2010


Fractus getting Worse.... (c) 2010


Becoming Open!... (c) 2010


Sun Dog!... (c) 2010

Fogs o'rr the Moor... (c) 2010


Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Sunday 14 November 2010
Counting period: 7:00-10:35
Weather: WSW F2 moderating F1, 4degC, 20km, 4/8 becoming 1/8, QNH991 rising
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving birds:
Grey Heron 1 -
Chaffinch 3 -
Teal 1 -
Brambling - 23
Stock Dove - 3
Greenfinch 4 -
Skylark - 2
Goldfinch 6 -
alba wagtail sp. 1 -
Siskin 6 -
Fieldfare 125 -
Lesser Redpoll 4 -
Mistle Thrush - 1
Crossbill - 5
Starling - 588

Totals: 773 individuals, 15 species, 3:35 hours

Comments: Essentially open overnight becoming scattered with low fractus by dawn. WSW moderating and QNH rising throughout... A much better morning with and initial surge of Fieldfare and Starlings going through in small numbers right from arrival c 30min before sunrise to the time I left. Bramblings however were the most unexpected with four flocks going WNW at intervals in the early part of the morning. A small group of Xbills also went WNW early on... somewhat uncommon here and even moreso this year! Otherwise reasonable diversity but small numbers....

Dave

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