Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Late Meadow Pipit movement

Heysham Obs
............in both senses of the word i.e. most of it between 1000-1130hrs after which the rain eventually arrived.

Vis mig from various places 0845-1130
Meadow Pipit - 294 SE (all but 7 after 1000hrs)
alba Wagtail - 44 SE
Chaffinch - 8 SW
Goldfinch - 12
Coal Tit - 5 south (3 of these trapped and ringed as they landed by the feeder)

Wheatear - one mound
Chiffchaff - two new arrivals trapped and ringed (low weight & fat)
Goldcrest - surprisingly few with just 3 trapped and only two others noted on a circuit
Song Thrush - 2-3
Meadow Pipit - 15 Ocean Edge first thing & 8 or so on the mound

Med Gull - two adults, including Czech bird
Shag - one juv
Little Egret - one predictably in OE saltmarsh channel after yesterdays comment
Arctic Tern - adult still Stage 2 outfall

An Epirrata spp in the trap - surprisingly very scarce here.

Nothing at all from this area of interest