Monday, 8 September 2008

Again a little disappointing

Heysham Obs
Considering this is THE decent day of the week for ringing activities and vis mig, following a clearish (perhaps too clear) night, there was relatively little happening, especially first thing. Middleton and Heysham were both mistnetted

Vis mig
Grey Wagtail - at least 18 mainly SE (8 colour-ringed - should have been more)
Meadow Pipit - c10 SE
Tree Pipit - 1 SE
Swallow - 20 SE
House Martin - 2 SE
Jackdaw - one heard (perhaps one of the small Middleton village population)

Just single figures of Willow Warbler, Robin, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff. An unringed adult Lesser Whitethroat of unknown status ringed at Middleton. No coastal morning coverage for Wheatear. One Chiffchaff took about an hour to travel from the Heysham mist nets to those at Middleton!

100+ Goldfinch between Heysham NR and Middleton (8 ringed)

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