Monday 12 October 2015

Coverage limited to vis and mist netting

Heysham Obs
The number of Chiffchaff dropped by the weak weather front suggested another YBW may have been missed this morning, but there was no one to do any fieldwork away from the two mist net operations.  Bits and bobs of interest but no numbers of anything.  Main feature was the first significant grounding of Song Thrush (for a west coast site!!) and a late Garden Warbler was the pick of the grounded stuff with a single southbound Golden Plover the best of the vis.

Vis by the office
Long-tailed Tit - 18 S
Coal Tit - 14 S in small flocks
Chaffinch - just 6 - where are they?
alba Wagtail - 15 SE
Golden Plover - 1 S
Mistle Thrush - 3 SW
Song Thrush - 22 grounded around the office all taking off and heading inland after the cloud lifted
Blackbird - 14 as above
Meadow Pipit - just 9 SE
Lesser Redpoll - 4 SE
Jay - 2 S
Redwing - flock of 5 W
Grey Wagtail - 1 SE late am - possibly blogger
Goldfinch - at least 3 migrants
NO Skylark!

Ringing at Middleton and Heysham
Reed Bunting (6), Chiffchaff (9), Garden Warbler (1), Wren (1), Bullfinch (1), Chaffinch (1), Song Thrush (1), Blackcap (3), Goldcrest (3), Robin (2), Meadow Pipit (4), Lesser Redpoll (3 plus control D519978), Coal Tit (3)