Monday 24 September 2012


Heysham Obs
Missed a clear slot 0700-0800 and that was the chance to post some vis to add to routine stuff observed in wet weather from a car.  Re-the national show-stopper: extracted lots of Magnolia Warblers from mist nets at Long Point in 1985 - superb birds, but not worth a charter.  Surprised it wasn't there this morning, but just don't understand meteorologically how this and the Swainson's Thrush arrived on Shetland accompanying a huge Yellow-browed invasion?  Redirecting from Iceland or Norway having been brought in by the remnants of Isaac's northerly track?

Ocean Edge
Wheatear - 1
Med Gull - 3 1CY, 2 2CY, 1 ad
Little Gull - ad

Middleton model boat pond
Tufted Duck - 18

A late Square Spot Rustic was unexpected; 5 Silver Y, Parsnip Moth, Pink-barred Sallow, Black Rustic