Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hunter Hill watchpoint

Spent over an hour at the watchpoint late afternoon with Nick to see if there was anything moving.
Not much at all other than distant Lesser Black backs and other smaller gulls over the Coll at Ogden.
1 Wheatear
3 Grey Partridge
1 Kestrel
A few Meadow Pipits around the site as well as Swallows in the valley along with a couple of House Martins
The weather turned really cold and getting colder with the NW wind and temperature down to 12c when we left !

I also see that a juv Gannet went over Winter Hill, Lanc's today across lunch time. September seems to be a good month for overland records especially during windy conditions - the one we had over Ogden in 2010 was on 24th Sep in a NE gale.) Always worth keep an eye on the sky when the wind is blowing hard !


Brian Sumner . said...

Will start happening anytime now Dave

Andy Kiz said...

Where is Hunter Hill? Still chasing grey partridge around!