Thursday, 19 March 2009

Goldcrests, Meadow Pipits but not a lot else

Heysham Obs
Vis mig and mist net coverage most of the morning. The vis was high under a blue sky and therefore underestimated. I dont think any of the Siskin were seen, not unusual in these conditions!

Vis mig
Meadow Pipit - fairly single-minded concentration 0800-0910 produced 105 north, thereafter about "one a minute" during multi-tasking
Siskin - "about 20" separate noises heard heading north
Pied Wagtail - 13 north
Grey Wagtail - 1 north
Linnet - 2 north

Goldcrest - 14 ringed seemed to be a fair proportion of what was around the catching area
Wheatear - 2 seen during very brief coastal coverage
Single Dunnock, Robin and Blackbird, Blue Tit were ringed - the Blackbird weight/fat/muscle suggested a migrant (86g:1:1)
Coal Tit - 3 seen (one ringed)

North harbour wall
Twite - c35
Purple Sandpiper - at least one by the wooden jetty

19 Avocet EM Pool. Great Grey Shrike by trig point at Dalton Crags at least pm