Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Oxenhope... rain on the way! 13-07-2010

E F3 rising F4, 14degC, 45km reducing 2000m, 8/8 rain, QNH 1008 falling.
1740 - 1900hr

NNE wind becoming E through the day. A bright partly cloudy morning until c 1300hr then clouding over with showers spreading up from the south by mid pm... then dry until c 1800 when becoming very wet and according to the radar, lots more to come! Despite the impending rain, good numbers of gulls moving in the sky and coming in from the north and lots on the shore including very many juv BH Gulls in relation to the adults no doubt residual from a moderate movement today. Over the pre lunchtime period 0.5k LBB Gulls and 0.25k BH Gulls were recorded on the deck... again indicative of moderate movement.

Moving Birds:
BH Gull 162
LBB Gull 286
Common Gull 5