Wednesday 23 March 2016

Still very slow

Heysham obs
Enhanced security all around the port and power station perimeter. Please carry photo  id with you if you are eg around the outfalls - means you can be processed more quickly. Thanks

Pretty non existent passage today with just a few meadow pipit recorded.  The Cetti's was singing early morning at Middleton. The moth trap had its best night so far this year

Heysham NR
No proper counting of Meadow Pipit passage but did include a flock of 11 and a grand total not exceeding 50

North wall
Eider - 160
Red-breasted merganser - 5
Great-crested Grebe - 3
Red-throated Diver - 1  

Middleton NR
Cetti's Warbler - 1 singing male
Tufted Duck - 3
Water Rail - at least 4

Double striped pug new for the year along with shoulder stripe and what looks like a dark featureless version of acleris hastiana. Middleton actinic drew a blank