Monday, 25 July 2011

Purple amongst Early (Thorns, that is)

Heysham Obs
Little evidence of any migration through the site this morning with CES and supplementary nets set at Heysham NR.  A pair of 'new' adult Bullfinch were a surprise as was a visit from a noisy House Sparrow which narrowly failed to become the second ringed here this millenium!

No shore coverage today
A very varied list (of around 30 species) this morning, although not large numbers of any one species, included a Purple Thorn with 3 Early Thorns.  Although not particularly rare elsewhere, this is a first for the Heysham Hut trap.  White-line Dart was also notable