Friday, 6 September 2013

A varied migration morning

Heysham Obs
Office area
Not bad at all this morning with a good variety on the vis mig including 3 Tree Pipit, c26 Grey Wagtail (12 colour-ringed), Crossbill, Tree Sparrow but just 3 Meadow Pipit and no hirundines until a trickle of Swallows post 1000hrs

Grounded stuff
Included at least 10 Whitethroat and a scattering of Blackcap, Chiffchaff and just the one Willow Warbler

Ocean Edge
A very quick visit to Ocean Edge was too late for the tide but 11 Med Gulls (5 juv/1CY) and a Sandwich Tern were on the rapidly covering Red Nab

Moths Included a Toadflax Pug and Old Lady

Butterflies Included a Painted Lady on the office buddleia and good numbers of albeit rather worn Common Blue - the last decent day for butterflies this year?

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