Thursday, August 12, 2010

Oxenhope.... continued nothing! 12-08-2010

Before the Rain... (c) 2010

Raining Now!!... (c) 2010

Torrential downpour!!... (c) 2010

Queensbury Lights... (c) 2010
Torrential downpour with thunder
1245 - 1430hr
Wheatear 1
Not possible to count
M + F Stones
NW F3, 14degC, 65km reducing 300m in rain, 4/8 beconing 8/8 torrential rain storm tracking from the north, QNH 1017 rising all day.
1845 -2130hr DCB, MS
Open sky overnight, then broken from mid morning becoming intermittantly overcast with isolated but intense torrential downpours tracking from the north from early pm... in between ideallic conditions... remaining similar until late evening. Again interesting that last nights massive lesser roost had totally crashed...... back to normal!
LBB Gull 232
BHGull 221
Curlew 3
Meadow Pipit 4

Oxenhope... still no waders! 11-08-2010

Wind westerly
1345 - 1500hr

LBB Gull 382
BH Gull 190
Common Gull 1
Curlew 1


W F5, 16degC, 40km, 4/8, QNH 1011 slight rise during day
1840 - 2130hr

Open sky overnight with light westerly wind, becoming broken at c0700hr. Showers during early morning but sky scattered throughout the day but wind increasing and remaining strong. Little in the sky except for the gulls and most interestingly over the last few late evenings a lesser roost has formed, c 600 strong tonight suggesting a passage related influx.

Moving birds:
LBB Gull 205
BH Gull 56
Meadow Pipit 3

LBB Gull c600