Monday, 20 August 2007

Robin time

Heysham Obs
A calm morning allowed the CES (Constant Effort Site) nets to be set below the old Obs Tower 0600-1000. There were plenty of migrant Robins ticking around the nature reserve and the autumnal feel was enhanced by most of the calling phylloscs appearing to be Chiffchaff. 7 Robins were trapped and ringed along with 3 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Willow Warbler

No known coverage of the foreshore areas

Better, with higher quality year ticks than the previous night in the form of Red Underwing and the seemingly declining Tawny-speckled Pug. Local species included Bordered Beauty

3 Spoonbill still at Leighton Moss