Tuesday 3 September 2013

Making the best of a poor morning's weather

Heysham Obs
Quite a stiff westerly this morning was a bit of a surprise as I left home in still & murky conditions hoping for a few migrants.  'We have got up so we'll go through the motions' was the sentiment and the results were not too bad given the low expectation

Outfalls/Red Nab
Very short visit
Med Gull - 13, including 6 juveniles including a 'new' bird with a white darvic.  One of them is well-advanced into 1st winter plumage
Little Egret - 1

Office area
Grey Wagtail - 4 SE, three of them colour-ringed
Tree Pipit - one SE
Meadow Pipit - 3 SE
House Martin - c20 S
Swallow - 2 S
Willow Warbler/Chiffchaff - one of each ringed were the only new warblers
Sparrowhawk - young female ringed
Chaffinch - a bird ringed elsewhere - X887 - I think we may have had this before