Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Oxenhope.... evening mips!... 28-07-2010

Mipit montage... evening move! (c) 2010

1015 - 1200hr
Wheatear 9
Herring Gull 1
LBB Gull 155
BH Gull 140
Common Gull 1

W F3 moderating, 15decC, 65km, 5/8, QNH 1016 steady
1845 - 2130hr

A dry night until after dawn and then showers moving NW to SE combining over the Pennines to give some heavy periods of rain. Improving pm to become bright and sunny. Little in the sky except that is for mipits after a day / period of unideal condition. Mipits as last night (and in other years) were really going for it, often at moderate height coming up out of the gloom of the valley and into the brilliance of the moor to the west! From arrival congregations were on the walls / pitchings and the like... all ultimately going off west. Loose groups started going over at c 1900 and seemed to peter out after c 2030hr... a total between these times was 96. The first juv Common Gull of the year was noted here tonight.

Moving birds:
LBB Gull 79
BH Gull 28
Common Gull 4
Curlew 6
Oystercatcher 2
Meadow Pipit 96
Swift 10


Black Reds.... yet more!!!

Wheatear... (c) Brian Vickers 2010

Wheatear..... (c) Brian Vickers 2010

Meadow Pipit... (c) 2010

Wheatear... (c) 2010

Wheatear... (c) 2010

Wheatears and Black Redstart... (c) Brian Vickers 2010
Undisclosed Site....

Hunter Hill, Calderdale... 28-07-2010

Cold Edge, Halifax (W Yorks, England)
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Counting period: 7:30-9:00
Weather: W F3 bright spells interspersed with light drizzle and heavy rain
Observers: David Sutcliffe

Moving Birds:
Swift 41 -

Totals: 41 individuals, 1 species, 1:30 hours

Present: Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Swallow 100, Meadow Pipit 200, Wheatear 1, Willow Warbler 2, Linnet 12

Comments: No sign of anything moving here this morning other than 41 Swifts > SW between 08:00 and 08:30. Lots of birds 'on the deck' around the watchpoint and on the north eastern slopes towards Ogden golf course including c200 Meadow Pipits and 100+ Swallows (mainly juvs) and 1 returning Wheatear

David Sutcliffe

Rombalds etc... hotting up! 28-07-2010

Some migrants for me today with 2 juvenile Wheatear on Bingley Moor by Ashlar Chair. Further down near Bradup there were 3 juvenile Whinchat with 3 Stonechat juvs.
Bingley Moor had litrally no Meadow Pipits but groups were later located mainly on the ridge at Whetstone Allotment and along the road back to the Bradup area.

Shaun Radcliffe