Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Green Woodpecker added to the year list and almost to the ringing list!

Heysham Obs
Red Nab/Ocean Edge a bit too early on incoming tide & a quick look just after high tide
Med Gull: 2 adult and three juv
Black-tailed Godwit - 35
Dunlin - 3 OE south shingle bank
Ringed Plover - 16 OE south shingle bank but no sign of ringed bird from last 'winter'

Ringing at Middleton
Green Woodpecker - one sat on a mist net pole!
Ringing included: 3 Lesser and 5 Common Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, a flock of 6 Goldfinch, just 2 Sedge Warbler and one Willow Warbler & Reed Bunting. A bit too windy.

The red-ringed Bittern (originally taken into care & released at Leighton) in front of the Lower Hide.