Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Cetti's materialises!

Heysham obs
These non singing Cetti's are elusive . One was located after a 15 minute vigil seeing what was around from the end of the wetland boardwalk Heysham nr.

Also seen:
Treecreeper - 1
Goldcrest - 2
Water rail - 1
Moorhen -3
No chiffchaff located

Dark chestnut kicked off the trap for the year

Nuthatch mega (Tuesday posting)

Heysham Obs
These are really rare west of the Lune/south of Morecambe and indeed also rare in the whole of Morecambe itself.

Ocean Edge/Middleton
Nuthatch - was on western boundary of MNR where it adjoins the caravan site. I suspect there are lots of feeders in this area, so it may stick around? Indeed it may have been around a while as I seldom walk here - it was the loud calling that attracted me, easily audible from top road of caravan park (per Malcolm).
Cetti's Warbler - one between fence pond and fence in brambles but very elusive
Mute Swan - 2 pair + 2 juv
Coot - 1 (no swimming pond)
plus :3 moorhen 8 mallard 8 tufted 46 teal 5 water rail 5 meadow pipit 4 bullfinch
Linnet - just 7 Ocean Edge

Heysham NR
Skylark - 1 ESE 1000ish

YESTERDAY:  Little Grebe on pond in retirement home area