Friday, 30 July 2010

Run of the mill plus a blood vein

Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper taken today for comparison.  Thanks Janet.  I dont think I saw a single butterfly!

Heysham Obs
Med Gull - two adults following a freight ferry out of port

Middleton NR 0600-0930hrs
Not a great deal this morning although:
Grasshopper Warbler - two singing males but no juvs ringed
Reed Warbler - three singing males, including one in the central marsh still
Meadow Pipit - one SE
House Martin - 2 SE
Swallow - just 7 SE
Ringing produced 5 new Sedge Warbler, 3 new Willow Warbler, 3 new Swallow and single new Reed Warbler, Whitethroat, Reed Bunting & Chiffchaff plus a few odds and ends of sedentary species & retraps.

Another reasonable catch in the optimum westerly airflow saw the first ever Blood Vein allowing itself to be identified before disappearing out of the window.  Orange Swift & Agriphila latistria were new for the year and the catch included Dingy Footman & Barred Rivulet