Friday 2 March 2012

Stonechat headlines a further dribble of migrants

Heysham Obs

Middleton NR
Stonechat - female western marsh
Gadwall - 4
Tufted Duck - 19
Pochard - 1
Little Grebe - now up to 5

Heysham NR
Goldcrest - first migrant of the year ringed
Meadow Pipit - at least 7 heading north

North wall area
Shag - at least one
Purple Sandpiper - 2
Twite - 23
Linnet - 4 with Twite, 1 with left leg ring, 2 with right leg rings (these probably not 2011 birds)
No sign of any Med Gulls

Peacock NE corner early am - another check planned imminently, now that it has warmed up even further

Bumble Bee
Female probable Bombus terrestris by the office another 'first of the year'

Two Dotted Border, Clouded Drab and (provisionally) Agonopterix heracliana