Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Contrail Vis... the secrets of the open sky! 02-03-2010

Virgin Atlantic (c) 2010

French Airforce (c) 2010

SAS... Scandinavian Airlines (c) 2010

SATIC Super Transporter (Beluga) at 18Nm... three images (c) 2010

Hawk or Goshawk! yet to confirm... three images (c) 2010

Boeing Sentry... four images exceedingly distant! (c) 2010



Hunger Hill... on top of the fogs! 02-03-2010

Nab End, Rombalds Moor....Above the Fogs!! inversion (c) 2010

Stainburn Moor.... watchpoint to watchpoint (c) 2010
(Click to make it bigger Andy/John)

The Black Moor with Great Whernside beyond (c) 2010

Fogs in the Bottoms (c) 2010

The Mast... with Billing Hill on the Horizon (c) 2010

Fogs cloaking Bradford (c) 2010
Calm, becoming E F1, -1degC, 65km, 0/8 after clearance of late night snow, QNH 1025 steady.
Another wonderful morning with totally open sky albeit after really heavy snow in the late hours of the night! The snow band moving down the eastern side of the Pennines did not deposit any at the watchpoint or to the west of it. Becoming quite warm late morning and over lunch. Skylarks and Pinks on the move again but to a much lesser extent than yesterday... agree in total Mavis that our Skylarks also moving from very early doors.... Pinks however were later today with the first not until 1140hr.
Moving Birds:
Skylark 31 > W and E
BH Gull 74 > SE
C Crow 10 > N
Pink footed Goose 173 > NW
Common Gull 12 > SE
Canada Goose 9 > W
Goldfinch 1 > E
Starling 1 > NW
Greenfinch 1 > W
LBB Gull 22 > NW
Lapwing 1 > E
Woodpigeon 1 > W
Chaffinch 3 > W
Greylag 13 > N
Jackdaw 9 > NE
Curlew 1 > E
Meadow Pipit 1 > N
Golden Plover 6 > W

Snow Fields on the High Tops.... 02-03-2010

Penyghent.... (c) 2010

Great Whernside.... (c) 2010

Ingleborough... (c) 2010

Grimwith Area.... (c) 2010