Saturday, 16 March 2013

More migratory blocking in cloud and rain

Heysham Obs
Ironically, give the wet conditions, offshore visibility was not too bad at low tide.  Presumably wasn't raining not too far to the west

North harbour wall
Rock Pipit - 1
Eider - c205
Red-throated Diver - just the one seen but fishing boat operating in Kent channel
Twite - c90 but uncooperative

Heysham NR
Post-rain ringing produced the highlight of an unringed Dunnock!  One Meadow Pipit flew NE

There have been no moths in the trap since 2nd March - this must be some kind of record for March, but perhaps hardly surprising in the weather conditions and looking likely to continue if there are none during a miniscule 'window' tonight