Monday 7 April 2014

Bits and bobs

Heysham Obs
Yesterday there were no birds, today was a bit of a priorities struggle for a single observer as stuff was obviously around in the bit of a window from early morning till about 10 when some nasty wet drizzly stuff filled the air.  A belated hour of ringing saw just one net operated with threatening rain and this catch included a Reed Bunting

Vis Mig north wall 0755-0825
Meadow Pipit - 18 NE
alba Wagtail - 8 NE
Redpoll spp - 7 NE, including flock of 5
Swallow - 2 NE
Wheatear - 2 heliport
Nothing obvious offshore

Ocean Edge
Wheatear - 6

Heysham NR office area
Goldcrest - one
Willow Warbler -  at least 2

Sunday 6th April

Heysham Obs
A classic rubbish day early in the migration season at a time you have no winter lingerers to keep the website going

Some one saw a Little Egret at Red Nab and there was a Common Quaker in the moth trap