Friday, 12 April 2013

Steady migration includes Tree Pipit

Heysham Obs
Pre-dawn start today but only two people could cover Heysham in what was a reasonable migration morning

Only the office nets were set yet 6 migrant Robin found their way in - a decent west coast spring haul!  Also four Chiffchaff ringed and at least 4 others in song on the reserve.  Steady stream of Meadow Pipit overhead, particularly from 0830 onwards.  A handful of finches ringed included a Goldfinch ringed elsewhere with L952 sequence.  A scatter of coastal Wheatear (at least 10).  Sea neglected, but did include a Razorbill and 'gang' of Sandwich Tern

Best were the first Tree Pipit of the year overhead and a late migrant Woodcock in the NE corner of the reserve. Green Woodpecker reappeared on the reserve.

North Harbour Wall 0700-1000hrs
Twite 45
Wheatear 1
Robin 1
Razorbill 2
Eider 56
Great-crested Grebe 1
Sandwich Tern 5 on yellow buoys/fishing in channel, 15 in
Vis (0700-0730 and 0930-1000 NHW ; 0730-0800Ocean Edge)
alba wagtail 1
Meadow Pipit 303
Tree Pipit 2