Thursday, 13 September 2012

A short vis mig window

Heysham Obs
A short window of calm before another few days of wind and rain saw a smattering of the usual suspects on vis mig and three Grey Wagtail colour-ringed.  A couple of low weight/fatless Robin were ringed but no other evidence of night migrants.  As I post this, the wind is getting up and time to take the nets down looming.

Office area dawn to 0900 (intermittent vis mig coverage)
Pink-footed Goose - flocks of c150+118+31+45SE
Swallow - 1 SE
Chaffinch - 31 S/SW
Meadow Pipit - 29 SE
Linnet - 2 S
alba Wagtail - 17 SE
Grey Wagtail - 5 SE (3 ringed)
Carrion Crow - 2 perceived migrants S
Robin - two ringed
Goldcrest - group of four passed through next to the office mid-morning
Chiffchaff - 3 with LTT flock by dipping pond mid-pm

Ocean Edge area
Quick pre-tide check saw 2 x 1CY Med Gull, ad Little Gull, c3,400 Knot and 240 Grey Plover.
Sanderling - 12
Common Tern - adult outfalls