Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Quality ringing session!

Heysham Obs
Wooden jetty/harbour/outfalls
The dredger was operating in the harbour mouth and there was no sign of the Black Guillemot in the murky water at low tide this afternoon (or if this was for work: 'no registration of the receptor at 1400hrs and the dredger was considered to have had a significant adverse impact on feeding capability at a local (or district?) level'. Why do we have to use jargon?)

Shag: One on the lower, later higher tier of the outer wooden jetty section

Med Gull: Just the adult again on Heysham 2 outfall

Ringing at Middleton
Two nets were erected but taken down straight away as the wind rapidly increased. The only bird caught/ringed was a Grasshopper Warbler!

Straw Underwing new for the year in the moth trap

Returning (since 1995?) Ad Yellow-legged Gull back on the Lune Estuary - easily visible from Sunderland toilet block area looking back up the Lune in the region of red No 14 buoy. Spoonbill on the EM Pool