Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Aah - lots of baby birds

Not baby birds:
70 Swift and 3 Sand Martin feeding and moving steadily northward (ahead of the forecasted rain?).

Baby birds:
Today's Common Bird Census and Constant Effort ringing revealed the following Heysham/British Energy site born and bred youngsters -
On the reserve: Lesser Whitethroat, Wren, Song Thrush (red-listed), Dunnock (amber-listed), Great Tit, Blue Tit, Robin, Blackbird, Greenfinch, Goldfinch.
On the power station: Starling (red-listed), Swallows (amber-listed) still in the nest, Pied Wagtail.

Still singing (i.e. holding territory) on the Reserve: Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Linnet.

Red Nab
400 Black-headed Gulls and c100 larger gulls.

At least 15 fluffy juvenile Herring Gulls on the warehouse roof.

North Harbour Wall
Female Wheatear at sandplant gate
Sandwich Tern blogging
22 Swift NNE
Female Eider in