Sunday, February 07, 2010

Redcar Tarn.... gulling saves the day! 07-02-2010

Mediterranean Gull present intermittently PM
Four images (c) 2010

Oxenhope... yet more and more fog! 07-02-2010

Sterile in-bye through the Mist (c) 2010

The Plantation beyond the Mire (c) 2010

The Plantation again (c) 2010

Water Water Everywhere! (c) 2010

Windblown Pack ice at the N end (c) 2010

0830 - 1030hr
Calm variable, N F1, 1degC, 2000m mist reducing 60m deep fog stratus, ice pellets and drizzle after 0950hr, QNH 1025 rising.
A morning, clear initially, of expectation?... after yesterdays pink movements further south... but yet again thick fog developing on the tops up here in the north. Nothing seen moving in the sky at all. In-bye and plantation sterile, with just great and Blue Tits, Chaffinch and Robin in the wood. Another foggy day was a big let down and to make it worse rain aftyer 0950 interspursed with hard ice pellets.
Just two km further south at Ogden Reservoir this afternoon, an overlapping mix of pinkfoot skeins totalling at least 150 passed north over the western end at c1345hr.... all at relatively low level.... most probably because of the fogs higher up!
Chris King
These would no doubt on that trajectory have passed right over Oxenhope watchpoint.
Great Stuff Chris, they were expected and it would have been very sad if we had missed out totally owing to the visibility. Agree they would have been trying to sneak below the fogs. Dave

Queensbury Mistle Thrush Movement 03/04-02-2010

Speaking to Brian this morning who told of this interesting movement.

Thursday, February 04, 2010
More Thrushes in the fog
04/02/2010 Mid day
Thrushes were again in evidence at mid day with 4 Mistle Thrush and 1 Song Thrush in Chapel Lane graveyard. When I returned to work 30mins later they were gone,probably due to the fact that I had my camera at the ready.
Foxhill Park was shrouded with dense fog so no observations could be made up there other than checking the trees which were bare.
Posted by Brian Sumner at 8:42 PM

Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Mistle Thrush Movement
Foxhill. Mid day
Mistle Thrushes were on the move this lunch time all making their way west. They were coming over in threes and fours very low, some flying straight over, other settling in the park trees briefly before moving off again. A total of 23 were counted in the brief time I had in the park.
Greenfinch were also evident going in the same direction, approx 14. Perhaps this was just a move in front of the approaching snow storm.
Posted by Brian Sumner at 6:39 PM

Thanks for the info Brian