Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Oxenhope.... depression sets in! 2011-09-20

Missing Sunrise!........ (c) 2011

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Tuesday 20 September 2011
Counting period: 6:30 - 10:30
Weather: wind West3, cloud-cover 8/8, precipitation drizzle, visibility 40000m, temperature 11 ℃, W F3/4, 8ok, 11degC rising, 60 reducing 20km, drizzle off moor throughout, QNH 1013 rising 1014
Observers: Dave Barker, Lester Ward

Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 -
Chaffinch 1 -
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 -
Greenfinch 1 -
Swallow 4 -
Goldfinch 1 -
Meadow Pipit 171 -
Siskin 3 -
alba wagtail sp. 1 -

Totals: 185 individuals, 9 species, 4:00 hours

Comments: A terrible morning with conditions dramatically reducing potential. High closed cloudbase, normally good for seeing did not produce with driving drizzle almost throughout.... the mips that were on the move were in small parties, fast and direct SSE. Very little low, although our side of the hill was getting the blast and there could well have been more through the cols than we could detect. In addition to the three individuals seen, another three Siskin flocks were unseen.

Dave and Lester


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