1430 hrs on the hill with the wind turned right around to SW>4 and clear blue skies with distant haze.
After a check of the Ouzel, Wheatear hotspots without success it was on to the west summit for 1 hours sky watch, hence the views which passes time on during quiet periods.
Despite the haze, visibility was good to the north and east but watching was limited to the west partly due to the sun and partly due to the smoke from a number of moorland fires which have been appearing throughout last week.
The North Yorkshire White Horse at Kilburn, Thirsk stood out well with the sun on it, as did the 3 peaks and Malham Cove , but the haze restricted viewing of the Humber Bridge which is only visible on cold clear days.
Bird wise the skies were busy but not much of note although 9 Fieldfare >N was nice as well as 2 Buzzards slowly drifting >N at great distance high over the Aire Valley. 11 LBB gulls headed >SW along with 2 Curlews and 6 distant Golden Plover whilst residents were 2 Kestrel, 21 Lapwing, 2 Curlew, 18 Woodpigeons, 1 pr Pheasant, Skylarks and Meadow Pipits with 2 Moorhen and 3 drake Mallard on the pond.