Tuesday 25 March 2014

Blocking not dropping front?

Heysham Obs
A bit late this morning due to a coverage misunderstanding.  A single mist net was set about 0845 for a couple of hours pre-rain.  11 new (unringed) birds were caught including a female Bullfinch and a Robin. The only Wheatear seen today were two on Middleton late afternoon

Vis mig
None under the cloud cover

Grounded reserve area
Goldcrest - gang of 5 passed through whilst setting the net but only one further bird caught
Reed Bunting - 1
Chiffchaff - at least 3 (6 on Middleton)

Guillemot - 2
Kittiwake - adult

North wall
8 each of Twite and Linnet

Middleton model boat pond
Scaup - 2CYmale still there
Teal - pair
Tufted Duck - 9
Mute Swan - 2 unringed ads & 6 juvs