Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oxenhope... downright bad! 26-10-2010

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Counting period: 11:20-12:15
Weather: SW F5, 10degC, 30km, 8/8, rain recently stopping, QNH 1015 falling
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving birds:
Starling - 21

Totals: 21 individuals, 1 species, 0:55 hours

Comments: Open sky til c0500 then rain advancing from the NW. A gap before dawn then a very wet morning up here but improving in the afternoon. Wind from a W qtr and QNH falling throughout.... Just a token visit to the low watchpoint c55mins around lunch time was enough but nothing except for a few Starlings on the continental track....

Down in the Valley at Keighley..... this afternoon...
Keith rang me this afternoon about Waxwings in West lane Keighley near the Catholic church. When I arrived and got out of the car I could see two House Martins feeding high overhead, then after meeting Keith the the three Waxwings returned into a bare tree adjacent to the church, this is the first time I have observed Waxwings and House Martins together.

Brian Vickers

Caldene Fields, Low Moor.... 26-10-2010

Caldene Fields, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Tuesday 26 October 2010
Counting period: 7:30-9:00
Weather: Damp with a F2/3 S wind, mild 6c and 100% heavy high cloud. Very good visibility to around 15+ miles.
Observers: Martyn Priestley

Moving birds:
Mallard - 3
Jackdaw 11 -
Black-headed Gull 2 -
Carrion Crow 1 -
Woodpigeon 41 -
Starling 21 -
alba wagtail sp. 1 -
Chaffinch 6 -
Fieldfare - 36
Greenfinch 11 -
Redwing - 16
Goldfinch 1 -

Totals: 150 individuals, 12 species, 1:30 hours

Comments: Back down to earth! With little or no movement noted today and as expected

Martyn Priestley