Thursday, 19 March 2015


Migration went up another notch today with a flyover Osprey over Middleton and Torrisholme 1040-1050hrs

Heysham Nature Reserve and environs
Visible migration 0725 - 1000hrs
Meadow Pipit 37 with undoubtedly other non-visible birds in the misty conditions
Pink-footed Goose 47 north 0655 and 70 north at 0815hrs
Jackdaw - 6 north
Carrion crow  - 4 north with the above
Lesser redpoll - 2 north

Also moving through
Flock of 6 Goldcrest first thing plus 3 unringed ones flitting about in the same tree in the SE corner of the reserve plus two other singles ringed

Female Stonechat at Red Nab
Wheatear - 2 males near Red Nab
Redwing - 2 on the reserve
Song Thrush - 3 on the reserve
Blackbirds - about 10 on the reserve

Middleton Nature Reserve
No swans on the Model Boat Pond. 4 of the young ones were in Heysham Harbour.
Singing Chiffchaff.
5-6 Reed Bunting singing (conspicuous by their absence until today).
The big news was a Little Grebe at last, tittering away on the No Swimming Pond.

Hebrew character at last ! Small tortoiseshell and peacock Middleton nr