Friday, August 03, 2012

Oxenhope.... 2012-07-26

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England) Thursday 26 July 2012
Counting period: 7:25-16:15
Weather: wind SE2, cloud-cover 8/8, precipitation drizzle, visibility 100m, temperature 14 ℃, Above the cloudbase till lunchtime then visibility improving 30000m and temp 20C. Sky becoming 3ok, QNH 1020 falling 1017
Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber

Moving Birds:
Curlew - 4
Sand Martin 23 -
Black-headed Gull 875 -
Swallow 328 -
Common Gull 41 -
Grey Wagtail 3 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 171 -
Linnet 7 -
Swift 62 -

Totals: 1514 individuals, 9 species, 8:50 hours

Comments: A gloomy morning just above the cloudbase with variable visibility. Swallows however moving south steadily throughout, coming up the valley from below and sneaking south over the col with the vast majority only inches from the ground. As conditions improved after lunch the movement continued but still all mainstream south today.

Dave 

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