Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Oxenhope... 2012-08-14

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Counting period: 8:30-11:30
Weather: wind East1, cloud-cover 1/8, visibility 18000m, temperature 16 ℃, becoming SSW F3, 4ok, 60000m, QNH 1009 steady
Observers: Howard Creber, Josh Creber

Moving Birds:
Black-headed Gull - 4
Meadow Pipit 115 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 135
flava wagtail sp. 1 -
Swallow 234 -

Totals: 489 individuals, 5 species, 3:00 hours 

Comments: A better day. Mipits definitely on the move south today thro` those counted, over the col to our east, ranging from singles to groups of up to 9. Swallows also pulsing thro` high East, largest flocks being circa 50 & 60. No Swifts or Martins at all. A flava wag moving high to the East was a nice find. Otherwise, plenty of blogging birds of the usual species - Linnets again strongly in evidence and local Starling flock now stands at circa 200 birds.



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