INTRODUCTION:...... Running experimentally since February 2012......Thought now perhaps a good time to actuate the logon that I have had for ages and put the Station on the map together with introductions, all after a run of absolutely storming nights of “Nocturnal Migration”, the like of which I never thought possible here. The Airedale Listening Station (circa Nocturnal Only) is sometimes in duplicate, both mobile and mobile/fixed, at 1000ft asl. +/- 200ft., with locations situated in essentially open country on the South Pennine upslope beneath the East Pennine Flank Flyway and at its intersection with the south flank of the Aire Corridor (a substantial NW – SE / E - W gap right through the backbone of England) No entries yet but I do have data in the form of continuous all night sound files from one of the sites, right through hours of darkness during most suitable nights this year, together with some earlier stuff. As might be expected full analysis of this data is considerable (currently a c 14hr file each night to sift, either manually or electronically or both) and has very much been taking second place to long hours in the field (Oxenhope) over the migration seasons and it will continue to do just so. However hope to make inroads after mid November when the “vis” season is failing here and get some detailed analysis done with critical data on here soon. As the sessions are almost always continuous overnight thus encompassing two dates, the entry will always be under the date that the recording was instigated. Many thanks to Lester Ward for pushing and especially to Bill Evans, Ithaca, N.Y., USA for getting me going!
Dave, November 2012.