Monday 24 August 2015

Migratory bits and bobs

Heysham obs
An early morning ringing session next to the office saw five willow warbler, two garden warbler, two Whitethroat, and the first grey wagtail in the nets this autumn

The moulting adult little gull was on the outfalls late afternoon with five adult and one 2cy med gull on red nab

The evening saw about 130 swallow in the roost of which a high proportion (55) were ringed.  A water rail squealed from the western marsh reed bed

24 common blue by office, painted lady Middleton and five peacock and brimstone on the office buddleia


Heysham Obs
Wheatear - three Half Moon Bay, one Ocean Ede

Included two Agriphila latistria


Heysham Obs

Middleton NR
150 Swallow in the overnight roost plus  56 south in two main gangs
Raven - one flew over - scarce this year