Thursday, August 23, 2012

Oxenhope... 2012-08-23


Cormorant overhead....



Four images Copyright 2012
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Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Thursday 23 August 2012
Counting period: 6:40-11:00
Weather: wind West6, cloud-cover 7/8, precipitation rain, visibility 10000m, temperature 12 ℃, Squally showers, W F4/6, becoming SW F3/4, 3ok, 50000m, 14degC, QNH1013 falling 1012 Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber, Lester Ward

Moving birds:
Cormorant 2 -
Herring Gull - 2
Ringed Plover 1 -
Swallow 13 -
Snipe 1 -
Meadow Pipit * 16 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 46 -

Totals: 81 individuals, 7 species, 4:20 hours
Comments: Never much potential this morning with squally heavy showers coming over from Lancashire from just after 0700. A chaotic sky developing with much interest but did nothing for the birds, with virtually no moving passers, no bhg and lessers well down. Conditions improving later on but still few moving birds.

Dave 

3 Comments:

Anonymous Howard Creber said...

Cormorant shot Dave turned out great - on double click, it has a real prehistoric look.

August 24, 2012 9:39 am  
Blogger AndyC said...

There are some good sound recordings on Martin gardeners blogg.Glad to see you up and running again

August 26, 2012 6:48 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Agree Howard.... nice to get one overhead at the watchpoint!

Brilliant Andy! still not performing properly but managing to get bye....

August 26, 2012 8:19 pm  

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