Monday, 12 October 2009

Late Willow Warbler and more Reed Buntings

Here is a blackberry 'happy slap' of a grey 'north-easterny-looking' 1st W Robin caught at Hey N.R. this lunchtime. However, I've seen ones like this around e.g. Lochinver in north Scotland. Thanks Jean. The top pic was taken by an unknown person at an unknown location and shows the difference really well and also allows comparison with today's bird. Thanks to whoever it was.

Heysham Obs
Middleton IE
Another ringing session at Middleton included 22 new Reed Bunting (including one with a ring from elsewhere) and no retraps from the other prolific days last week, a late 1CY male Willow Warbler, 3 Redwing and what will probably be the last Grey Wagtail of the year

Heysham NR - all sightings by the office
Goldcrest - a massive total of two passed by the office
Redwing - 3 at dawn
Song Thrush - 2 at dawn
Blackbird - 5 probable migrants (2 ringed)
Robin - 2 ringed & a few other probable migrants

Vis mig HNR
Meadow Pipit - 4
Grey Wagtail - 1
alba Wagtail - 4
Jackdaw - 3
Rook - 4
Chaffinch - 15
Redpoll spp - 5
Reed Bunting - 3

Flock of 4 Crossbill on the Caton Moor vis session (c0908)