Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Ringing and photography

Heysham Obs
Some nice sunny day ringing at this time of year did produce a few odds and ends of interest

1) Two presumed migrant male Blackcap caught at first light Hey Nat Res
2) Two recently fledged Grasshopper Warbler caught Middleton
3) Most importantly from a potential breeding bird point of view, two 2CY Lesser Redpoll caught Middleton (together).  One was reported yesterday but this was an obvious red male, yet these two were a presumed 'brown' male (72mm wing) and female.  Not asked the recorder yet whether the male was song flighting.  Very scarce breeding bird in the Heysham area

The ringing activities did not produce any late diurnal passage

Some pics from Janet (thanks):