Saturday, April 14, 2012

afternoon anguish!... 2012-04-14

1300-1645hr DCB, HC, CJK
N, 14kn gusting 24, 30km, 6degC, QNH 1011 rising, overcast

A bitter afternoon but better than this morning with sleet and snow now long gone. Despite the, to us marginal conditions birds were moving with another all day mipit move, a continuous move of both Common and LBB Gulls NW along with a sprinkling of Swallows north. Buzzards were in distant evidence. A couple of very high Rooks travelling fast east were perhaps the best birds of the day.

Meadow Pipit 27 > N
LBB Gull 90 > NW
Common Gull 34 > NW
Lapwing 1 > NW
Swallow 6 > N
Buzzard 2 > O
Rook 2 > E


Oxnop Ouzel!... 2012-04-14

Out birding this morning with CJK checking out a few staging areas and not without success! Chris first spotted this tremendous but very mobile find in sleet and snow storming down.....