Friday, March 05, 2010

Contrail Vis.... haze then closed sky! 05-03-2010

C17 Flypast... three images (c) 2010

C5 included for comparison.... get that jiz! (c) 2010

Etihad Airways (United Arab Emirates)... (c) 2010

After this it clouded fast from the north... efffectively ending the morning.



Hunger Hill... little on the move! 05-03-2010

Haze in the Hills and Fog in the Bottoms.... (c) 2010
W F1 becoming W F4, -2degC, 20km, 1/8 becoming 7/8, QNH 1028 falling
0745 - 1100hr
A good diversity but little magnitude with long periods 0f quiet. By 0900hr the sky had closed from the north and without the sun it was bitter cold with the rising wind. The star bird was a single Raven... right over my head... thats when I got onto it first as it happend to "cronk"... followed closely by a tight party of six Twite > W. No woodies and few gulls today! Little else of note despite sticking it out.
Moving Birds:
Meadow Pipit 4 > N
Skylark 3 > E
alba wagtail 1 > N
Stock Dove 2 > E
Chaffinch 1 > W
Raven 1 > N
Twite 6 > W
Blackbird 1 > W
Song Thrush 1 > E
Golden Plover 2 > NW
Grey Heron 1 > NE high
Greenfinch 1 > W
Common Gull 16 > SE and N
BH Gull 7 > SE and N
Curlew 3 > W