Monday, March 01, 2010

Contrail Vis.... 01-03-2010

An exciting day with but with much of the movement missed due to concentrating on the "real" vis.....!

Air Tahiti Nui (c) 2010

Air Tahiti Nui (c) 2010

United Airlines USA (c) 2010

Slipping through unseen (c) 2010

Slipping through unseen (c) 2010

Austrian Airlines (c) 2010

American Airlines (c) 2010

Continental Airlines USA (c) 2010

Air New Zealand (c) 2010

Air New Zealand (c) 2010



Hunger Hill... a brilliant morning! 01-03-2010

Cloud Overhead Clearing First Thing (c) 2010

Flat Lands out to the Humber Estuary (c) 2010

Pinks Galore (c) 2010

Pinks Galore four images (c) 2010
NNW F1, -1degC, 65km reducing 45, 7/8 reducing 0/8, QNH 1012 rising
0655 - 1330hr Dave Barker, Howard Creber
A brilliant morning, the first good one for some considerable time.... thus a considerable amount of movement... highlighted by moderate pink push from before sunrise (reported by one of the locals) with some before 0730 but with the most over the mid day slot most were going NW. Skylarks were also prominant and moving in groups of up to ten throughout E and W seemed to be the prominent directions of travel... most were high but the contact calls and snatches of song gave them away as they passed. Also the first Curlews seen on a vis watch this spring were going NE
Moving Birds:
Skylark 65 > E and W
Pinkfeet 905 > NW and W
Curlew 31 > NE
Greylag 4 > N
Lapwing 112 > NW
BH Gull 4 > SE
Golden Plover 45 > W
Chaffinch 2 > E
Carion Crow 21 > NE and NW
Magpie 1 > S
Common Gull 15 > SE
alba 2 > E
Meadow Pipit 3 > N