Sunday, 12 April 2009

Early Sedge Warbler & Orange Tip

Heysham Obs
Practically no movement today but a few bits and bobs of interest. Anything else from the coastal observers after 1015am, please? Please post as a 'comment'. Thanks

Two birds ringed at Heysham between 31/10/08 and March 2009 were seen on 12th April 2009 on spring passage at Machrihanish Seabird Observatory NR608209, near Campbeltown on the Mull of Kintyre. Thanks to Eddie Maguire.

In perfect visibility just the following seen NHW 0700-1015hrs
"Comic" Tern - 2 very distantly in, prob Arctic
Black Guillemot harbour mouth
Sandwich Tern - 4-6 blogging
Little Gull - ad Stage 2 outfall
Jackdaw - one in-off
Red-throated Diver - 2
Single-figure trickle of Meadow Pipit, Linnet and alba Wagtail & 3 Goldfinch

Middleton IE
Grasshopper Warbler - one singing male
Sedge Warbler - one singing male
Mute Swan - 2 nests - both sitting
Tufted Duck - 2
Teal - 2
Pochard - female
Little Grebe - 4+
Coot - 7+
Mallard - 9

Roe Deer Middleton IE

First Speckled Wood & male Orange Tip - the latter very early. Brimstone by OE caravan site entrance - first for 45E this year

Nothing of dramatic interest