Sunday, November 20, 2011

the big (pig) secret?.... 2011-11-19

 post sunrise today.... (c) 2011
 the Airedale fogs at dawn!....
 more fogs at dawn!!!... (c) 2011
 pigs in the blue!!.... (c) 2011
 lenticularis prevails!... (c) 2011
 mid morning vista!.... (c) 2011
 low ball south... taken a few weeks ago... with Man Stone backdrop... (c) 2011
 lowish ball north..... (c) 2011
 mega high ball north.... (c) 2011
 mega high ball north (c) 2011
 high ball north.... (c) 2011
 high ball north.... (c) 2011
 White Crag, twix Aire and Wharfe both fog clagged, with Simon Seat beyond.... (c) 2011
the second White House through the fog banks.... (c) 2011
more high balls north.... (c) 2011

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Saturday 19 November 2011
Counting period: 7:15-13:30
Weather: S F1 becoming SSE F3, 2ok reducing, inversion with 2/3degC below fogs but 6/7 degC up at watchpoint, 50km reducing, fog in vallies but watchpoint clear, QNH 1015 ridging 1016 then 1015
Observers: Dave Barker, Lester Ward

Pink-footed Goose - 436
alba wagtail sp. 2 -
buzzard sp. 2 -
Starling - 867
Golden Plover 236 -
Chaffinch 2 -
Woodpigeon - 2028
Greenfinch 3 -
Skylark 1 -
Red Admiral 6 -

Totals: 3583 individuals, 10 species, 6:15 hours

Comments: In all respects, a brilliant day for the time of year.....Report to follow! Gulls not counted but tremendous move south throughout the morning at all ranges.



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