Friday, August 03, 2012

Oxenhope.... 2012-07-29





Five images all Copyright 2012

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Sunday 29 July 2012
Counting period: 7:30-14:00
Weather: wind SW3, cloud-cover 4/8, precipitation rain, visibility 65000m, temperature 11 ℃, Squally showers visible throughout. Many cunims and much instability but improving dramatically after overnight rain. QNH 1007 rising 1009
Observers: Dave Barker, Lester Ward
 
Moving birds:
Cormorant 2 -
Black-headed Gull 5 -
Ringed Plover 1 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 284 -
Dunlin 3 -
Swift 326 -
Curlew - 1
Sand Martin 7 -

Totals: 629 individuals, 8 species, 6:30 hours

Comments: An improving morning after overnight rain with dramatic multi species skies. Few birds till c1100hr when Swifts started to appear moving strongly broadfront west, high to very high. A Ringed Plover and three Dunlin from the shore left high to the SE. No moving Swallows today.

Dave

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