Thursday 12 September 2013

Wrong kind of mist

Heysham Obs
Absolutely dreadful this morning with nothing happening in rather good mist-netting conditions.  Every time it looked like clearing from the north west, it closed up again.  Not the right direction to produce any grounded stuff.  The only remotely interesting fauna this morning was this Pine carpet

Vis mig dawn on and off until 1000hrs
Chaffinch - about the only thing moving early on tree-top-hopping from the direction of Heysham head - 27 SW
alba Wagtail - 6 SE
Grey Wagtail - 2 SE (one ringed)
Meadow Pipit - 43 SE - mainly 'mid'-morning
Goldfinch - 18 SE
Kestrel - one blogging

One Chiffchaff and one Goldcrest at Heysham, unringed Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat caught at Middleton

Quick check of outfalls area saw at least three Meds and a distant view of adult-type Little Gull, perhaps 3CY in final stages of primary moult i.e. no old feathers

Pine Carpet, Angle Shades and the usual suspects, including a few Treble Bar