Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Retrap Grey Wagtail and Scarce Bordered Straw surprise

Heysham Obs
A mundane day today with two notable exceptions, a rare moth and an unexpected retrap Grey Wagtail.  A bit of early morning ringing saw one of the presumed passage Grey Wagtail ringed on 9/9/13 retrapped and obviously the bird which has been doing the rounds in the last week or so (and obviously prior to that!)

Vis mig 0745-0930
Chaffinch - 73
Meadow Pipit - 2
Goldfinch - 8
alba Wagtail - 10
Three Bullfinch flew high to  the north

At least one Chiffchaff and two Goldcrest

Inshore at high tide Ocean Edge
Med Gull - two adult
Little Egret- 1
Grey Heron - 2

The first record of Scarce Bordered Straw was perhaps overdue at this coastal site