Saturday, 26 March 2011

A cocktail of fresh north-easterly, brambles and superfine nets

Heysham Obs
Wind a bit fresher than forecasted and a horrible direction for ringing activities here.  Nets taken down at the first availability of someone to help me do so (thanks Jean).  Quite a few Meadow Pipits on the move but not a lot else in weather which was also clearer than forecasted

Heysham NR office area vis/grounded 0700-0830
Coal Tit - unringed bird headed off north
Dunnock - one unringed bird caught
Meadow Pipit - 279 north (about 20 minutes of coverage missed) [6 ringed!].
Redpoll spp - 1 north
Chaffinch - 4 north
Goldfinch - 8 north
alba Wagtail - 2 north
Goldcrest - one grounded

North wall early morning
Red-throated Diver - 7
Turnstone 84
Twite - 8 on seed

Meadow Pipit - 48 NE
Redpoll sp - 2
alba Wagtail - 6 NE
Linnet - 4 NE

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