Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Oxenhope... improving skies! 17-08-2010

Yellow legged Gull leaving NW.... (c) Brian Vickers 2010

Yellow legged Gull... (c) Brian Vickers 2010

1100 - 1535hr excl lunch period
LBB Gull 286
BH Gull 30
Herring Gull 1
Yellow legged Gull 1

Brian Vickers

1800 - 2000hr
W F5, 15degC, 60km, 3/8, QNH 1007 falling

Moderate rain over night then mainly overcast with bright periods during the morning... sky improving pm. Wind from a westerly quarter and QNH falling throughout. Nothing in the skies except for the gulls until c 1930 when a few mipits started moving west

LBB Gull 320
BH Gull 164
Meadow Pipit 21


Glovershaw... more spotted spotted! 17-08-2010

In the Glovershaw / Sconce area this morning, came across more night migrants. The triangle was busy with Willow Warblers but also held a Spotted Fly & Whitethroat. Further across to the old holiday homes again in trees full of Willow Warblers, both Spotted Fly, Redstart & Whitethroat found. Expected more at Golcar Farm but just a single Whitethroat there. 2 Wheatear also seen near Glovershaw next to golf course.

Shaun Radcliffe