Friday, September 14, 2012

Oxenhope.... 2012-09-14

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Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Friday 14 September 2012
Counting period: 6:15-10:30
Weather: wind WSW6, cloud-cover 1/8, precipitation rain, visibility 65000m, temperature 12 ℃, becoming W F7 gusting F9. 5ok then 9ok, 1000m in rain, QNH 1004 troughing, then rising 1007
Observers: Dave Barker, Lester Ward (briefly)
Moving Birds:
Dunlin - 6
Swallow 224 -
Snipe - 14
Meadow Pipit 156 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 122 -

Totals: 522 individuals, 5 species, 4:15 hours

Comments: A morning with spirit in moderating conditions after W F8 gusting F11 overnight. The old watchpoint with a chair behind the shelter of the wall a necessity! Mips still trying south throughout, some high ones rapidly so altho the low ones struggling. Swallows, virtually all that were seen, shooting fast east. Dunlin and Snipe as usual NW.



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