Saturday, 7 May 2011

Spanish plume brings a bit of a damp squib

Yesterdays Reeve's Pheasant (no news either way today!).  Thanks Brian

Heysham Obs
The sort of morning where the amount of vegetation at this site mitigates against the possibility of just one decent bird being found somewhere (as does the usual Saturday lack of observers!).  We await the reports from the more vegetation-friendly likes of Hilbre, the Calf, Bardsey and possibly Walney to see if they have a Subalpine Warbler each nestling in a Heligoland trap (or Rossall?!)

North harbour wall 0710-0730
Arctic Tern - 22 'in'
Black Tern - one 'in' (with above)
Swallow - 47 'in'
Whimbrel - 2 'in'

Outfalls/Ocean Edge
Arctic Tern - 84
Common Tern - 4
Black Tern - 2
Dunlin - 36
Ringed Plover - 9
Whimbrel - 7

Belated ringing by office
Got what it deserved with a start as late as 0730 with new-ringed birds amounting to two Whitethroat and a Lesser Whitethroat plus a Whitethroat male first ringed in 2007.  Then the wind got up.

Great White Egret Griesdale Hide Leighton Moss