Sunday, November 20, 2011

the blue land of the pinks!!... 2011-11-20

 first sun today... complete with spots!!... (c) 2011
 open skies above the clagg!!.... (c) 2011
still invisible Soil beneath a snowfield of fog!!.... (c) 2011
shiftiing alpine peaks in the pennines!!.... (c) 2011
 paul..... (c) 2011
 bradford clagg!!!.... (c) 2011
 the blue land of the pinks!!.... (c) 2011
 pinks above the fogs.... (c) 2011
pink profusion!! (c) 2011

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Sunday 20 November 2011
Counting period: 7:05-13:05
Weather: CALM, E F1, SE, SW F3, S F1, CALM, E F1, 9 but always with vv becoming 1ok, 6deg C becoming "hot" in sun, 100m becoming 30km, fogs soon clearing up her to give good visibility out over a blanket of deep fog in the vallies below, QNH 1018 ridging1019-1017
Observers: Dave Barker, Lester Ward

Pink-footed Goose - 260
Meadow Pipit 2 -
Greenfinch 3 -
Golden Plover 4 -
alba wagtail sp. 2 -
Goldfinch 4 -
Grey Plover - 1
Fieldfare 143 -
Reed Bunting 1 -
Lapwing 2 -
Redwing 68 -
Red Admiral 1 -
Stock Dove 13 -
Starling 13 -
Woodpigeon 35 -
Chaffinch 13 -

Totals: 565 individuals, 16 species, 6:00 hours

Present: Wren 1

Comments: Another teriffic almost calm morning up here looking out in brilliant sunshine over a sea of fog clogging all of the land and vallies below. Not a continuation of yesterday but nevertheless and most interestingly a couple of pure Redwing flocks were very different. Pigeons today hardly any and certainly no high ones that we could see with just very small numbers south. After yesterday, Starlings virtually absent but late morning trans Pennine pinks still going for it with all traveling above the fogs NW today. A Grey Plover heard calling could not be located as it went N. Again a Red Admiral going south in the HOT pre mid day sunshine! A Wren was at the watchpoint throughout. At midday the air shifted back into the east bringing the dark fogs and stench of the city up onto the moor... only briefly tho as the air shifted back south and all was clear again! Gulls not counted but again very many going south above the fogs throughout.



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