Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Oxenhope... woefull winds continued!! 03-11-2010

Early Sky.... (c) Howard Creber 2010

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Wednesday 3 November 2010
Counting period: 7:30-10:00
Weather: W F6 gusting F7/8, 8degC, 40km, 5/8, QNH 1004 rising
Observers: Howard Creber

Moving birds:
alba wagtail sp. 1 -
Starling - 36

Totals: 37 individuals, 2 species, 2:30 hours

Comments: Scattered o/night, becoming few during the morning period, then o/cast during the afternoon. Wind west and QNH rising all the time.....Don`t know how I stuck it out for so long. As Andy H says, "insane optimism" - a perfect illustration !. A repeat of yesterday with even stronger winds kiboshing the job........... Starling - 36 W (3 flocks)....... Alba Wag - 1 S............. Nine Yellow billed Swans most likely over the col between 1230 / 1300 were picked to the south over Halifax by the Calderdale Group as they passed on through. Thanks for the info Dave.



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