Friday, August 03, 2012

Oxenhope.... 2012-07-28

Four images all Copyright 2012

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Saturday 28 July 2012
Counting period: 6:55-13:00
Weather: wind SW2, cloud-cover 3/8, precipitation rain, visibility 30000m, temperature 11 ℃, Much convection with congestus rapidly growing. Becoming SW F6, 60000m 13degC, QNH 1010 falling 1008
Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber, Lester Ward

Moving Birds:
Black-headed Gull 1 -
Swallow 81 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 80 -
Meadow Pipit 1 -
Swift 140 -

Totals: 303 individuals, 5 species, 6:05 hours

Comments: Rapidly developing congestus with some attaining cunim. Showers visible for long periods. Swifts the prominent movers, all mainstream south broadfront and very high for as far as the optics could see. A dramatic fall off in BHG movement.



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