Saturday, October 06, 2012

Swales Moor

Vis mig on the top this morning from 8.30 till 11.00 am. Reasonably good visibility though some surrounding tops (including Cold Edge) were still shrouded in mist. Wind SW F1 to F2. 2/8 cloud cover and 9c to 11c.

Wheatear there this morning
Moving birds
c45 Crossbill 'hugging the ground' on the top headed through >N at 08.45 in a direct line with Ogden!
194 Meadow Pipits >SW
11 Greenfinch >SW
11 unidentified finches >SW
35 Chaffinch >SW
2 Bullfinch >SW
13 L B B Gulls >W
9 Woodpigeons >W
3 Sparrowhawks 2 >S and 1 >E
2 House Martins >S
3 Swallows >S
1 Snipe >S
3 Skylark >W
10 alba wagtails >S
6 Linnet >W
1 Common Buzzard >S
5 Jays passing over high - 2 and 1 >W and 2 >N
2 Coal Tits >W (this was a surprise, I just got back to the car and they came through by the ski-slope and got higher and higher till out of sight.)

Also present around the top - 2 Kestrel, 5 Skylark, c30 Linnet, c40 Goldfinch plus the usual corvids in abundance.


Brian Sumner . said...

A good selection there Dave, Jays and finches are increasing in moving numbers now, Denise had 1200 Chaffinch over Huddersfield in 3 hr Friday.

David Sutcliffe said...

Was that the Garden watchpoint?

David Sutcliffe said...

I meant Harden !

Denise said...

Plenty to keep you interested there,David.

AndyC said...

is that 6 primary tips I can see on that Wheatear.??

Nick Carter said...

Looks like Greenland to me Andy and the late date backs that up too?