Well over 100 birds were ringed on the combined Middelton and Heysham CES this morning with a significant influx/left-over-from-yesterday of Sedge Warbler at Middleton. All vis-miggers take note that single flava Wagtail and Tree Pipit passed overhead to the south-east
Middleton CES & supplementary nets
flava Wagtail - one grounded briefly around the sewage works before heading SE
Tree Pipit - one headed SE after circling the site
Swift - c15 south
Tree Sparrow - a juvenile was ringed - only the second to be ringed at the Obs!
Ringing totals of 'new' birds: Sedge Warbler (29), Willow Warbler (just 6; hardly any around this morning), Reed Bunting (4), Whitethroat (8), Grasshopper Warbler (5; adult and 4 1CY), Lesser Whitethroat (3), Reed Warbler (2), Robin (3), Blue Tit (4), Linnet (1), Tree Sparrow (1), Bullfinch (1), Swallow (10). 11 retraps were mainly adult warbler species.
Green Woodpecker - one seen several times early morning
Reeve's Pheasant - seen several times recently, including this morning
Coal Tit - juvenile ringed (early for this spp)
Ringing included the following warblers: Whitethroat (5), Sedge Warbler (1), Lesser Whitethroat (1), Blackcap (3)...........plus a Woodpigeon!
Med Gull - 4, including the/a green darvic, provisionally R13E. Thanks Rosie & Mario
A huge catch was dealt with in increasingly hot 'shifts' and many escaped. Two Ypsolopha scabrella, 3 White-line Dart, one Southern Wainscot, 2 Dogs Tooth, 6 Dingy Footman and two Bordered Beauty were perhaps the best. A sudden emergence of Common Rustic agg with 38 appearing