Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Oxenhope.... 2012-08-04



Two Images Copyright 2012

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Saturday 4 August 2012
Counting period: 6:50-14:05
Weather: wind East1, cloud-cover 4/8, precipitation drizzle, visibility 40000m, temperature 13 ℃, Becoming SE F4, 4ok, 50000m, 19degC, QNH 1008 falling 1006
Observers: Dave Barker
 
Moving Birds:
Cormorant - 4
Swift 394 -
Peregrine 1 -
Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 -
Golden Plover 10 -
Swallow 101 -
Curlew 4 -
House Martin 15 -
Black-headed Gull 12 -
Meadow Pipit 7 -
Common Gull 1 -
Wheatear 4 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 152 -
Lesser Redpoll 2 -

Totals: 708 individuals, 14 species, 7:15 hours

Comments: Congestus developing with a considerable number of distant visible cunims by lunch time all tracking N. Most birds in the first half of the morning, except for Swifts appearing and increasing from mid morning. Swallows also prominent over the lunch time period and early PM. Grasshopper Warblers departed since last visit and Canadas returned.

Dave

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