Thursday, 13 September 2007

Small 'fall' during early morning thick cloud

Heysham Obs
Taken by surprise by the early arrival of a weak weather front which produced arthritis and crackling pylons but no rain as such. Two nets were set next to the office and it became quickly apparent that there had been a small arrival of Chiffchaff with 3 trapped and ringed (no tape used) and at least another 10 or so around.

Chiffchaff c15, Wheatear c10, Blackcap 2, Robin 'several', Sedge Warbler 1

Predictably non-existent other than one Grey Wagtail, TWO Meadow Pipit, c20 Swallow and a group of 4 Greenfinch which were also trapped and found to be unringed.

Pale Mottled Willow and an unknown micro (watch this space!)

Middleton IE
Female Wood Duck still present

Great White Egret, 2 Little Stint 1+ Curlew Sandpiper, 19 Little Egret EM Pool. Ad Yellow-legged Gull visible from Sunderland over the Glasson side (c1730hrs) but no Curlew Sand. at Sunderland. Shag reported at Morecambe Stone Jetty at 0800hrs