Saturday, October 29, 2011

deceptive impression!!.... 2011-10-29

 Pre sunrise today.... (c) 2011
 Pre sunrise today.... (c) 2011
 Deceptive impression!!.... (c) 2011
 Deceptive impression!!.... (c) 2011
Front edge of the depression..... (c) 2011

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Saturday 29 October 2011
Counting period: 7:20 - 9:40
Weather: SSW F5/6, 4 becoming 8ok, 5degC, 50 reducing 25km, QNH 1016 falling 1014
Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber, Lester Ward, Chris King

Cormorant 2 -
Fieldfare 511 -
Grey Heron 1 -
Redwing 21 -
Stock Dove 7 -
Starling - 43
Woodpigeon 277 -
Chaffinch 2 -
Meadow Pipit 8 -
finch sp. 16 -
alba wagtail sp. 3 -
Goldfinch 12 -

Totals: 903 individuals, 12 species, 2:20 hours

Comments: Gulls not counted. Brilliant open sky and sunrise to the east but deep cloud and depression to the west. An amazing difference in conditions up at the watchpoint to those just 6km east and several hundred feet lower in the shadow of the Pennines where it was a calm placid pre dawn and well into the morning. Suggest this due to upper wind advancing with the next atlantic depression. Anyway whatever the cause it sluffened the vis, keeping most that there was well below our radar. Thrushes, a definate relocation SE this morning being the only noteable thing.

Dave

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