Sunday, 11 April 2010

Redpoll passage continues


Nature reserve
Very short ringing session resulted in:
Willow Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - 1
Robin - 1

North Harbour Wall
Redpoll sp 24
Linnet 15
Goldfinch 6
Chaffinch 1
Meadow Pipit 52
alba wagtail 7
Swallow 5
Sand Martin 6
Carrion Crow 1

Wooden Jetty
Still around 100 Turnstone and 1 Purple Sandpiper

Feeding station
c45 Twite still hanging on in there

At sea
Red-throated Diver 1 in
Sandwich Tern 10

The Sandwich Terns were behaving like Arctic Terns and, after feeding for a while and having a rest on the buoys, they started to call madly and circled up higher and higher until lost in the cloud, presumably heading NE overland.  They acted like this on Friday as well.

Other areas
The (literally) big news was a White-tailed Eagle over Leighton Moss.  An Osprey was also reported from there this morning as well (NB the use of the word "reported" here doesn't mean I'm doubting the record, it just means that someone reported one and put it in the book at the Moss).