Monday, 15 August 2016

Sunny easterlies

Heysham Obs
Bit too bright and sunny this morning, following a sizeable moon during the night.  Small arrival of Willow Warblers, otherwise relatively slow-going ringing on Middleton but still just under 30 new birds

Vis mig
Tree Pipit - two found in the mist net  the only ones seen/heard!
Grey Wagtail - just two together which avoided the mist net
Grey Heron - 3 juvs together high to SE
Meadow Pipit - at least 2 SE
Swallow - c20, mainly blogging during flying ant session

Ringing at Middleton
New birds included: 9 Willow Warbler, 3 each of Lesser and Common Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Tree Pipit

Med Gull - adult anting over Middleton may have been one of the two earlier on the HT roost (roost disturbed prior to arrival and gulls very tricky on the sand straight into the sun)
Bar-tailed Godwit - 113
Grey Plover - 65