Thursday, 17 September 2009

More vis & excellent common bird selection on the shore

Heysham Obs
Slightly murkier this morning and torn a little between concentrating on the Grey Wagtail project or on night migrants

Chiffchaff 10-15 reserve/Moneyclose Lane, 3 Middleton IE
Whinchat - one OE saltmarsh bay on the shoreline - rare in autumn these days
Wheatear - 5 OE, 3 north wall area
Goldcrest - none - to repeat a comment on here a few days ago and echo a similar comment by Colin Raven at Walney
Blackcap - one ringed Middleton IE
Sedge Warbler - one ringed Middleton IE - late for here

Middleton industrial estate 0630-1030
Meadow Pipit 209>SE (only 9 caught and ringed)
Grey Wagtail 7 (5 caught and ringed)>SE
Chaffinch 4>SE
Pink-footed Goose 4+12 >SW
Reed Bunting 6 >SE (2 ringed)
Swallow 2>N, 4>SW, 3>SE
alba wagtail 4 >SE
Greenfinch 1 >SE
Jackdaw 2 >S
Cormorant 5>E

OE foreshore
Great waderfest for beginners
Grey Plover - 322, almost all moulting adults
Bar-tailed Godwit - 46
Black-tailed Godwit - 2
Dunlin - c250
Knot - c300
Turnstone - c150 on wooden jetty - too far away to check for Purple Sand!
Redshank - c320
Kingfisher - one sitting on Red Nab
Meds - none for the first time in ages at high tide

Dont think anything seen!