Monday, July 16, 2012

Harrop.... inproving rapidly! 2012-07-15

Sparrowhawk overhead.... (copyright 2012)

 Swift.... many W.... (copyright 2012)
 Black-headed Gull.... no masses yet!... (copyright 2012)
Lesser black-backed Gull.... many NW, at altitude.... (copyright 2012)

Harrop, (W Yorks, England)
Sunday 15 July 2012
Counting period: 12:24-15:45
Weather: wind West4, cloud-cover 5/8, visibility 40000m, temperature 14 ℃, QNH 1012 rising 1014, cloud increasing
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving Birds:

Lapwing 2 -
Herring Gull 1 -
Curlew 3 -
Swift 229 -
Black-headed Gull 9 -
Swallow 76 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 132 -

Totals: 452 individuals, 7 species, 3:21 hours

Comments: Could see things had changed by mid morning and the sky was becoming active. Nothing special but a vast improvement on first thing. All Swifts west, LBBG's W and NW, BHG split between W and S, Lapwings W, Swallows W, Curlews NW. Sorry, spelling mistake in titles noted, but too late to alter it now... more haste, less speed!

Dave

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