Monday, 27 September 2010

Cloud, but not low enough to produce masses of birds

Heysham Obs
Better than the bright blue skies of the last two days, but no great quantity of migrants this morning

Ringing included 5 Grey Wagtail, two Chiffchaff and two Blackcap and vis mig was dominated again by early Chaffinch passage...........but the details are all at the office.  Will update vis & grounded stuff on Wednesday

Vis mig 0700-1000
Song Thrush - 4 high from the east, then grounded
Chaffinch - 67SW
Goldfinch - 32 SW
Meadow Pipit - 5 SE
Grey Wagtail - 5 SE
Greenfinch - flock of 21 SW
Linnet - 9 SW
Long-tailed Tit - unringed flock of 8 caught at 1000hrs
Reed Bunting - 4 migrants caught at Middleton IE but none seen flying over reserve

South Harbour Wall Point

Shag (1 first winter)
Cormorant 60+
Red-breasted Merganser 3
Pink-footed Goose 22
Eider 12+
Oystercatcher 2500+
Bar-tailed Godwit 140 (south of Outflow)
Grey Plover 12 (south of Outflow)
Dunlin 52 (south of Outflow)
Turnstone 120+
Curlew 500+
Redshank 100+
Little Gull 1 (adult in winter plumage briefly midday)
Med Gull 2 (both adult birds)
Common Gull 8 (good numbers for here)
Meadow Pipit 8 (all south)
Linnet 22 + 10 (south)
Skylark 1 (south)
Grey Wagtail 2 (south)
Pied Wagtail 2

High Tide at the Helipad
Oystercatcher 100
Ringed Plover 2
Redshank 120
Lapwing 18

Lots of fishermen catching Dogfish too, must have seen 30+ pulled out of the water today!?