Sunday 7 August 2011

Second dose of Setaceous Hebrew Character and a French Med

Heysham Obs
Ringing return
The green-darvic Med Gull photographed by Mario and Rosie the other day was actually the first French-ringed one for here, although we have had plenty of other darvic-ringed birds which have included France in their travels:

FS71953 & R13E
Ringed: Oye Plage, Pas de Calais, France  50 59N 2 03E  Nestling 15/6/09
Seen:  Le Portel, Pas de Calais                      20/6/09
Seen: Loire Atlantique  47 23N 2 33W  7/2-18/2/10
Seen:  Vendee  46 56N 2 09W  21/4/10 & 27/4/11
Seen:  Heysham outfalls area      at least 3/8/11

It has definitely not been reported after 3/8/11.  Thanks to Camille for the info.

Reeve's Pheasant
Seen again today below the Obs Tower on the road to the Power Station

Red Nab area dropping tide
Med Gull - 2 unringed adults and a juv moulting to 1st W (quite advanced for this early in the autumn)
Little Gull - ad

2nd brood Setaceous Hebrew Character and Rosy Minor were new.   Best were Agriphila selasella and Dog's Tooth