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Friday, December 28, 2012

This time last year

       Plenty Greenfinch around the Delvers, Chaffinch but no Brambling.
   Large flocks of Starlings around Fly Flatts
      Redwings in the Delvers field

                       Kestrels always present, Ned Hill
                                 9 Snow Buntings. Soil Hill

    Early Jan and Pinkies already starting to move north, Ogden.

A real miserable dark day with heavy drizzle throughout accompanied by a strong WSW wind and swirling fog.
Well done to NK for braving the conditions and battling over Soil Hill to Ogden and getting rewarded with his 11th Jack Snipe sighting this winter plus a Woodcock at Ogden, see Queensburybirder.
Nothing to report up here in the gods hence the pics from around this time last year. Not the best of forecasts for  the weekend but something good is bound to turn up soon.
You may have noticed that Ive removed the weather forecast widget from the right hand column as it was completely hopeless for predicting a 5 day forecast and never got it right, I,ll stick to looking out of the window from now.
BS

2 comments:

NigelK said...

I also find the local (Halifax) online station confusing, especially with wind direction. After bracing myself for indicated SW'ly winds, I've gone out and found out we're getting N/NE'lys and vice versa.

Brian Sumner . said...

Thats right, the local Ovenden one got the wind directions wrong several times and they altered the forecast every few hours going from good to bad and back again.