Thursday, August 23, 2012

Oxenhope... 2012-08-21



Redstart at the watchpoint....

Three images Copyright 2012
Posted by Picasa
 
Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Tuesday 21 August 2012
Counting period: 6:15-11:45
Weather: wind SE1, cloud-cover 4/8, visibility 20000m, temperature 12 ℃, becoming SSE F3 with upper wind SSW, 9ok, 400m before improving 45000m and more, QNH 1017 falling 1015 Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber, Lester Ward

Moving birds:
Cormorant 1 -
Swallow 185 -
Golden Plover 5 -
House Martin 2 -
Curlew 3 -
Meadow Pipit 42 -
Black-headed Gull 5 -
alba wagtail sp. 1 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 60 -
Goldfinch 3 -
Swift 1 -
Linnet 9 -

Totals: 317 individuals, 12 species, 5:30 hours

Present: Redstart 1

Comments: End of nice nocturnal conditions with initially a wonderful fogscape complete with great rolling fogbanks over the tops and inversion fog below.... fogs soon coming up however and morning rapidly deterioratingwith little visibility for a long while. An early morning Redstart hanging around the watchpoint was good. Very interesting initially but soon closing down, not to recover as the morning improved.

Dave 

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home