Monday, 16 August 2010

Reasonable variety

Late news:  Dead juvenile Water Rail under the pylons by the NR classroom - shows just how early presumed British birds can disperse as presume (again!) this was a night migrant

Heysham Obs
Highlighted by a revival in the fortunes of Wall Brown with four seen around the reserve, including one on the office buddliea

Grounded migrants around the office
Willow Warbler - c20, mostly first thing
Whitethroat - c8
Lesser Whitethroat - 1
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Blackcap - c5

Very poor with just a mid morning trickle of c25 Swallow and 6 House Martin

Coastal (thanks Sean for much of this)
Ringed Plover - pair with two (second brood) chicks at Half-moon Bay
Sandwich Tern - c20 offshore/on sandbank (also 4 at Skerton Weir this morning)
Little Gull - ad
Med Gull - at least one ad
Whimbrel - one

Quite a large catch with Grey Chi, late Dingy Footman, 2 Bordered Beauty, Lime-speck Pug new for the year/the highlights