Saturday, 15 September 2012

Another little vis window

Heysham Obs
Calmer than forecast this morning and mist nets would have been an option.  The whoosh net, however, did the trick with 4 Grey Wagtail colour-ringed and four Meadow Pipit as we were packing up

Outfalls/Ocean Edge quick check prior to the tide
Med Gull - 5 1CY, 3 2CY and 2 Ad (4 of the 1CY on Heysham 2 outfall)
Little Gull - ad
No terns seen

Office vis mig approximates/gross underestimates (other than Grey Wag) 0700-0930
Meadow Pipit - 60+
Chaffinch - 25+
Grey Wagtail - 5 (4 ringed)
Swallow - 5
Pink-footed Goose - 45

22 Tufted Duck on model boat pond

An excellent catch considering the overnight conditions with 30+ including 12 Treble Bar, 7 Silver Y and Rhomboid Tortrix