Friday, 4 March 2011

Northbound Grey Wagtail

Moorhen have struggled at bit on HNR in the last few years, perhaps a product of foxes regularly accessing the main wetland area.  The increase in water level, coupled with rotational reed clearance has led to at least three adults being seen recently - here are two of them.  Thanks Janet  

Heysham Obs
A very short morning visit saw an adult Med Gull on  the north wall in resplendent summer plumage and a Grey Wagtail heading purposefully north over HNR at 1000hrs

Unringed Blue (2) and Great Tit were caught in a very short ringing session, indicating 'new' birds are starting to pass through.  The Greenfinches, however, were behaving like a "resident" net-shy gang, perhaps surprising for early March, when there is usually quite a bit of 'through-put'