Saturday, October 15, 2011

woodies take off!!... 2011-10-15

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Saturday 15 October 2011
Counting period: 6:30-12:00
Weather: wind South2, cloud-cover 0/8, visibility 20m, temperature 3 ℃, CALM increasing S F3, 0ok, 3degC frost, 30km rapidly reducing 10 to the east, QNH 1026 falling 1024
Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber, Lester Ward.

Cormorant 6 -
Swallow 2 -
Raven 1 -
Grey Heron 4 -
House Martin 2 -
Starling - 626
Pink-footed Goose 140 -
Meadow Pipit 88 -
Chaffinch 55 -
Common Buzzard 1 -
alba wagtail sp. 18 -
finch sp. 57 -
Golden Plover 23 -
Blackbird 4 -
Greenfinch 59 -
Black-headed Gull 78 -
Fieldfare 431 -
Goldfinch 71 -
Common Gull 1 -
Redwing 288 -
Siskin 9 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 31 -
Magpie 3 -
Lesser Redpoll 2 -
Stock Dove 17 -
Jackdaw 223 -
Reed Bunting 2 -
Woodpigeon 434 -
Rook 4 -
Red Admiral 25 -
Skylark 18 -
Carrion Crow 4 -

Totals: 2727 individuals, 32 species, 5:30 hours

Comments: Very little redwing movement on call noted in the hour before sunrise. Thrush movement reduced to minimal in all directions, with no evidence of further arrival at all.... this migration has ended... so until the next time xxx. However a teriffic morning to be out. Morning noteable for the first determined Woodpigeon movement, continuing starling movement and a further increase in Jackdaw passage. A single skein of pinks picked up by chance going S very high may well just have been part of todays passage. Very active Red Admiral passage S during the latter part of the morning which is still continuing as I type.

Dave

2 Comments:

Blogger Dean said...

I noticed a start to the Woodpig passage here in S.Yorks this morning, Dave.
Hopefully it`ll get better.

October 15, 2011 4:44 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Good stuff Dean and I am sure it will get better. We are just a bit too far west into the moors for a lot of woodpigeons directly overhead, so in south yorks you should do a bit better for them than us... lets hope so!

October 15, 2011 7:20 pm  

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