Saturday, 6 February 2010

Challenging Size E

Heysham Obs
Office area
Pink-footed Goose - huge flock heard in the fog, then receded towards Oxcliffe area - probably not actual migration

Ringing by the office
A vicious Magpie brought the size E rings out of a two-year hibernation. The last one ended up in a larsen trap along Heysham bypass. Other new birds comprised: 4 Greenfinch, 2 Chaffinch, a Dunnock, 3 Blue Tit and a Great Tit. Yet another Long-tailed Tit was retrapped for the first time since the freeze, making at least 12 post-freeze birds using the feeder.

Middleton IE
4 Mute Swan, 6 Coot, 4 Moorhen, 13 Teal, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 5 Pochard, 4 Snipe

Smew still on Freeman's Pool