Saturday 13 September 2014

Varied vis compensates for lack of night migrants

Heysham Obs
Never found high uniform cloud at dawn up to much for 'dropping' night migrants here and ringing at Middleton combined with a bit of more coastal bush searching confirmed this.  The vis mig, however, was a bit better with the first Pinks for here and two nice corvid records.

Middleton NR dawn to 11ish
Pink-footed Goose - 15+71 S
Meadow Pipit - 415 SE
Grey Wagtail - 22 SE (only 9 ringed due to unhelpful light breeze on net)
alba Wagtail - a bit better with 40SE
Tree Pipit - 2 SE
Chaffinch - 5 SE
Jay - flock of three high and purposeful to the south
Raven - flock of 5 very high and purposeful to the north
Kestrel - two together south
Swallow - c50 SE
House Martin - heard once
Reed Bunting - 6 SE

Lesser Whitethroat - one ringed
Blackcap - 5 ringed
Chiffchaff - two ringed, the only ones seen/heard
Goldcrest - c5

Red Nab/Nature park area
WillowWarbler - 2
Goldcrest - 5
Chiffchaff - 2

Outfalls at low tide
Little Gull - adult
Med Gull - 3 adult
Red Nab high tide
Sandwich Tern - 9