Oxenhope.... wicked wind! 04-07-2010
Shorescape!.... (c) 2010
Shorescape and islands!... (c) 2010
Blackwits x 3 on back pools.... a heavily enhanced OOF digi image! (c) 2010
WF7 gusting F9 moderating F5, 15degC, 30km haze, 2/8, QNH 1012 rising.
1745 - 2100hr
Rain visible in NW to start of with but pressure beginning to rise and generally rain breaking up out to west and remaining dry here all of the time.... sand storm blowing on back shore and spray blowing into hide!! Gulls coming in and moving through all of the time despite the conditions. Ten Oystercatchers had arrived and were sleeping on the back shore upon arrival at 1950hr five Dunlin ad together with a seperate juv were noted on the shore. At 2006hr whilst on at the far end with scope but without the right camera.... a group of three Blackwits crossed the water from the NW and eventually settled on one of the back pools, so did the best I could with a digiscope record shot in the high wind... a terrible mess but the best I could do as by the time I had got back round to my camera the birds had left to the east.... Curlews were still in the fields and a total of 54 were counted. In addition two birds still alarming with young were still on the in-bye.
LBB Gull 298
Common Gull 1
Herring Gull 3
herring types 3
Again this evening a night migration of Curlews with calls from birds going west over home at 2235hr.