Thursday, 10 September 2009

Morning dew & squeaks in the stratosphere

Heysham Obs
First lightish (very 'ish') coverage to 1000 by office

Vis mig
Meadow Pipit - 267 SE; many high ones missed
Grey Wagtail - 6 (4 colour-ringed)
Skylark - heard once (first of autumn)
Siskin - flock of 4 seen, 3 'lots' heard but not seen
Reed Bunting - 2 SE
Collared Dove - one high-flying bird SE
alba Wagtail - 16 SE
Chaffinch - 3 S
Coal Tit - 2+3 high to the south
Linnet - 2 S
Goldfinch conspicuous by its absence with none seen!

Goldcrest - one - late first record of the autumn
Robin - several ticking and chasing but none trapped
Dunnock - a few fidgety birds 'first thing' but no obvious vis mig
Chiffchaff - 2
Whitethroat - one
Blackcap - one
Wheatear - 2

Ocean Edge etc pm high tide
Common Tern - one juv outfalls
Med Gull - 1st W Red Nab
Eider - female offshore
Grey Plover - 100+ distantly along OE tideline

Curlew Sandpiper, presumably juv, Leighton Moss. Ruddy Darter male Bankwell. Injured Nightjar taken into care at Silverdale

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