Saturday 6 October 2012

Par for the course in a north-westerly

Heysham Obs
The leftovers were still in place on the outfalls, but precious little of any interest overhead or in the bushes with top billing the Rusty Dot Pearl in the moth trap and two flyover House Sparrow!

Quick check revealed
Black Tern - juv
Common Tern - 2 juv
Little Gull - ad
Med Gull - 5 1CY, at least one 2CY, one adult

Office area vis mig dawn(ish) to 0915hrs
Chaffinch - 43 SW
Meadow Pipit - 17 SE but high and the harbour very noisy
Grey Wagtail - 2-3 (two ringed)
House Sparrow - 2 SW
Goldfinch - c25 S
Reed Bunting - 2 SE (1 ringed)
Coal Tit - at least 16 passed through to the south
alba Wagtail - 26 SE

One unringed Goldcrest the only evidence of new stuff.  Blackcap of unknown status calling by the office

Highlighted by Rusty Dot Pearl and Feathered Ranunculus