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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Dailies midday skywatch..

A quick dash to the top of the Dailie fields this lunchtime for a bit of sky watching as I knew I would,nt get chance to do an Ogden check this evening.
A much more birder friendly weather day with 100% cloud cover remaining dry until 2000hrs when light drizzle crept in with the sky almost dark by 2030 hrs.
Not much moving down the Aire Valley but enough to keep me interested the 15 minutes I was there.
Common gulls are building in numbers in Foxhill Park early mornings now and good numbers of gulls are going over >E each evening on their way to the Eccup reservoir roost which must be building up nicely now.
All our local gulls, including Ogden congregate late evening at Oxenhope reservoir before moving off last light to roost at Eccup,then by October gulls will begin to roost at Oxenhope,( BOG members only) birders that is, not gulls,  building up to around 8000 gulls, an awesome sight over the winter months.

Midday Vis Mig

9 Swallows........................>S
5 Meadow Pipit................>SW
1 Skylark..........................>S
2 Cormorant....................>W very distant over Otley.
17 Linnet.........................blogging
5 LBB gull.......................>NW
2 Common gull...............>NW
21 BH gull.......................>SW

Good to know raptors have started to move with a Marsh Harrier through Fly Flatts today, see Calderbirds.
BS

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