Wednesday, 9 September 2009

This is more like it

................apart from being too sunny and windy to mist net any Grey Wagtails. The only operational mist net was amongst the bushes and produced about 25 birds, mainly Greenfinch

Heysham Obs
Vis by the office 0645 intermittently to 0900hrs, then even more intermittent!
Meadow Pipit - 71SE & 15 others casually recorded
Grey Wagtail - 14SE & 3 others casually recorded
Reed Bunting - 1SE
House Sparrow - 4S, then grounded on tank farm
alba Wagtail - 17SE
Swallow - 3S
Tree Pipit - 1S
Siskin - 4SW
Chaffinch - 3 high-flying birds south

Grounded - all office area observations
At least 10 'fidgety' Dunnock with two lightweight and fat-less birds trapped
At least 6 'ticking' Robin first thing by the office (3 lightweight birds ringed in the one operational net)
Coal Tit - 2
Chiffchaff - 3+ (one ringed)
Willow Warbler - 1
Blackcap - 3
Lesser Whitethroat - 1-2