Sunday, 11 October 2015

Two more Yellow-browed Warbler and late morning Skylarks

Heysham Obs
This was in the office mist nets at the same time another bird was calling near the alder woodland.  Both appeared just as the easterly wind was kicking in after a surprisingly calm first two hours of daylight

There was just enough happening during the morning to keep the interest level with small flurries of vis mig with a variety of species

Vis mig dawn onwards
House Martin - 1
Swallow - 16 (two lots)
Skylark - 84
Linnet - 3
Grey Wagtail - 1
Jackdaw - flock of 5
Woodpigeon - flock of 5
Mistle Thrush - 2 - one exiting bushes soon after dawn - unusual here
Starling - one exiting bushes soon after dawn - very unusual here then flock of 20 arriving from the east (plus usual ex-wooden jetty roost birds)
Song Thrush - only two exiting bushes heading inland after dawn (no Redwing)
Chaffinch - very few  just 17 S
alba Wagtail - 15 S
Goldfinch - 18 S
Meadow Pipit - 24 SE
Carrion Crow - 3 S
Dunnock - one ex-bushes then high to south
Pink-footed Goose - two flocks heard to the west
Jay - 1+2 S
Coal Tit - 1+2+7 S and at least two bloggers around the site
unidentified passerine - unfortunately calling rather distantly to the east but most likely southbound Yellowhammer - obviously not being counted
Little Egret - 1 S

Grounded Heysham NR
Yellow-browed Warbler - 2
Chiffchaff - one in addition to the ringing total
Goldcrest - the ONLY two heard/seen were the ringed ones
no migrant Robin this morning
Blackcap - none in addition to the ringing (3 reserve, two Middleton)
Wheatear - two Red Nab area

Wigeon - 27
Little Egret - 3 Red Nab
Large flock of mixed Linnet, Goldfinch and Greenfinch Ocean Edge

Ringing (new birds)
Blackcap (5), Blackbird (1), Blue Tit (3), Chiffchaff (4), Dunnock (1), Wren (2), Great Tit (2), Treecreeper (1), Yellow-browed Warbler (1), Goldcrest (3), Lesser Redpoll (2), Meadow Pipit (3), Bullfinch (1), Reed Bunting (1), Long-tailed Tit (1)