Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Chiffchaff at last but otherwise...........

Heysham Obs
Heysham NR
Not a lot, but it did include the first (two) singing male Chiffchaff of the year and a Wheatear on the PS non-op land. A female Blackbird was trapped with a continental wing length, along with two male Goldcrest & unringed Blue and Great Tit. Just 8 Meadow Pipit over!

Middleton IE
Male Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, at least 3 pairs of Little Grebe [two pairs fighting on the new scrape]

Absolutely zilch worth mentioning from the coastal area - a long time since that has happened and it was pretty well covered during the morning.


Early Thorn (above), Hebrew Character & Common Quaker in the trap

Ross's Goose, Barnacle Goose and 2 Whooper Swan on Aldcliffe, but first two not visible from west side of river. 32+19 Kittiwake at JBP in poor visibility, the conditions hampering any attempt to seawatch at Heysham