Sunday 26 February 2012

Subtle movement

Heysham Obs
Thanks to Macclesfield RSPB group for many of the coastal records
North wall
Twite - 29 first thing. 25 later
Shag - at least one
Kittiwake - at least one
Eider - 70 offshore
Meadow Pipit - one sandworks
Purple Sandpiper - two roosting on wooden jetty
Little Gull - 2CY harbour mouth
No Med Gulls seen by Macclefield RSPB group, despite careful coverage

Office area
The post title was particularly relating to the two unringed Long-tailed Tits which were caught this morning on different mist net rounds - most unexpected at this time of year.  In a similar, but more routine vein were two unringed Blue Tits, unringed Robin and single figures of unringed Gold/Green/Chaffinches

Green Woodpecker - heard several times around the north end of the reserve

Bit of a 'purple patch' for this site, usually useless in February, with 2 x Chestnut (the first time ever more than one has been caught on a single night, I think!), a different Agonopterix heracliana and a single Dotted Border