Saturday, September 01, 2012

Oxenhope... 2012-09-01

Eight Images All Copyright 2012

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Saturday 1 September 2012 Day view
Counting period: 6:00-11:35
Weather: wind West4, cloud-cover 8/8, visibility 20000m, temperature 13 ℃, Bad fractus 9ok eventually dissipating but wind picking up W F6 4ok, becoming 65000m, 15degC, QNH 1024 falling 1023
Observers: Dave Barker, Howard Creber

Moving Birds:
Merlin 1 -
Swallow 6 -
Peregrine 2 -
House Martin 1 -
Golden Plover 32 -
Meadow Pipit 27 -
Snipe 23 -
Greenfinch 2 -
Black-headed Gull 2 -
Goldfinch 2 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 78 -

Totals: 176 individuals, 11 species, 5:35 hours

Comments: A warm morning but first hours obstructed by obstinate fractus before clearing and wind picking up. A dearth of passers but otherwise fine with conditions spot on for snipe with four parties detected, as always c W. A couple of well spaced high peres and a merlin making tracks east. Note we are starting to record all finches from today.

Counting period: 13:00-15:00
Weather: wind West6, cloud-cover 3/8, visibility 40000m, temperature 15 ℃, Milky light. Becoming SW F6 3ok, 19degC, QNH 1023 falling 1021
Observers: Dave Barker, Lester Ward
Moving Birds:
Sparrowhawk 1 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 67 -
Peregrine 1 -

Totals: 69 individuals, 3 species, 2:00 hours

Comments: ..... START OF SECOND PERIOD. Little happening and still no passers. A very high Peregrine travelling south crossed the sky, cross wind at very high speed.



Blogger Brian Sumner . said...

Great Snipe shots Dave

September 01, 2012 7:41 pm  
Anonymous Howard Creber said...

I concur Brian.

September 02, 2012 6:46 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Thanks for that lads!.... will be catching up very shortly....

September 04, 2012 8:10 pm  
Blogger AndyC said...

Hi Dave ,Howard,
have you ever had Nuthatch on Vis,I had one today up near Stoodley Pike right out on the moor in a small hawthorn bush.It called once then flew off low over thew moor n/e..????

September 06, 2012 2:15 pm  
Blogger Dave Barker said...

Very interesting Andy. We have never had Nuthatch on vis, either in the wood or as fly thro. Must bhave been a great experience. Very envious!

September 07, 2012 8:01 pm  

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