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Monday, October 20, 2014

Red Ball sunrise brings short lived Vis Mig

             This mornings sky, from Chapel Lane
                       Behind Black Dyke Mill
                                 From Sourheads
    Before the sun got any higher it was gone
       Foxhill Common gulls relaxing
          Proud of its new winter head gear





A bright red ball sunrise usually indicates a promising vis mig morning which it did today but was soon scuppered when the rain came at 0930hrs.
I could see the sun coming up but the cloud approaching  so at the risk of being wiped out it was a quick dash across the High St , which is no mean feat at 0730 hrs, then down Sourheads to try for a position to snap it but before it cleared the house tops it was clouded out.
There was plenty movement of Woodpigeons in the first hour and 1 flock of around 80 Fieldfare followed by 2 smaller flocks of 25 and 34 Redwing, all heading >S.
By 0900hrs the clouds rolled over bringing rain and stopping the job.
Lunchtime found 28 Common gulls all relaxing in Foxhill Park which was unusual as they,re usually busy feeding.

Nothing in the skies over Queensbury p.m. although 2 reports of Pink Footed geese came from Calderbirds and a customer with probably the same skein over Brighouse and Halifax >W.

An interesting report this evening from KM via HC of a single Dotterel in with the gull roost at Oxenhope , hopefully it will end up on Soil Hill.
This could possibly be the same bird that has been sighted with Golden Plovers at Ringstone ?
BS

2 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Nice close up pics Bri.

Dave Sutcliffe said...

Is q'by on fire !!!
Well done K M with the Dotterel, what a find again.