Thursday, 14 July 2016

More unringed young warblers by the office

Heysham Obs
The office nets are about feeders and a few local-ish or so we assume warblers at this time of year but just two days after a previous ringing effort there, 30 birds were caught, 28 of which were unringed.   Lots of birds were seeing and avoiding the nets as well in the bright sunlight.  Totals of unringed birds:  Chiffchaff (4), Whitethroat (3), Blackcap (3), Sedge Warbler (1), Greenfinch (7), Goldfinch (3), Chaffinch (2), Great Tit (2), Blue Tit (2), Dunnock (1)

Outfalls/Red Nab/mudflats off OE just after HT
Med Gull - 6 ads
Little Gull - 2CY
Whimbrel - 1
Bar-tailed Godwit - one with Curlew on Red Nab

Pigmy Shrew - 1 found dead on path below Princess Alexandra Way.