Sunday, September 30, 2012

Oxenhope..... 2012-09-30

Copyright 2012

Oxenhope, Bradford (W Yorks, England)
Sunday 30 September 2012
Counting period: 10:30-13:25
Weather: wind SW5, cloud-cover 8/8, visibility 100000m, temperature 11 ℃, becoming SW F6 gusting F8, 13degC, QNH 1012(0700) falling1010
Observers: Dave Barker

Moving Birds:

Cormorant 5 -
Lesser Black-backed Gull 121 -
Snipe * - 9
Meadow Pipit 5 -
Black-headed Gull 33 -
alba wagtail sp. 1 -

Totals: 174 individuals, 6 species, 2:55 hours

Comments: Adandoned early count this morning as whilst rain front was late and we were just on the very southern end of it, it was very wet by dawn with cloud down and less than c100m visibility on the tops. Rapidly improving conditions mid am suggested there might as often be some movement.... absolutely flat, with only gulls and cormorants in the sky plus a little party of snipe watched in v high from far out east to drop to the in-bye just in front. Just five mips south after yesterday was remarkable in its self! Might have stopped longer but the next front of rain was almost arrived from the NW with cloudbase dropping and drizzle in the air, a much more substantial afair than the previous.... so that was that.



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