Tuesday 27 August 2013

Bonaparte's Gull and trickle of grounded migrants

Heysham Obs
A bit disappointing so far with no migrants on the mound/sandworks and a trickle appearing the  Heysham NR office nets.  At least there are some Willow warbler this morning (all two of them), other birds ringed so far include 6 Whitethroat and a Sedge Warbler

Ad Bonaparte's Gull showing well on sand and on outfalls just after lunchtime along with at least one 3CY Little Gull

Six Med Gulls following two outbound ferries 0845hrs, including "our" ringed bird 2P96, 2 ads, 1 2CY and 2 juvs

Flock of 16 Goldfinch and 5 Linnet on mound

EVENT on 7th September
Please see LDBWS site for details (link on right hand side).  If you want to arrive pre-0900 to see what might be happening migrant-wise early on, please email PMrsh123@aol.com so I can retain your e-address and contact nearer the time.  Alternatively, if this is easier, text (not ring) 07532433043 making sure you don't register as 'unknown' at my end!  No mobile answerphone messages please, I often forget to check

If  Metcheck long range is reliable, it suggests a westerly airflow which is fine for the main event, especially the chance of something on the outfalls, but not too clever for anything happening earlier on unless strong enough the previous couple of days or so to accumulate some Leach's Petrel

Thanks Pete