Sunday, 28 August 2016

Wader fest and stop-start ringing

Heysham Obs
A decent look at the tideline on the lowish high tide was a good move.  Perhaps predictably here juvenile Curlew Sandpipers could be initially 'identified' because they were loosely associating with the Redshank, not with the Dunlin 'mass'!

Ocean Edge tideline
Grey Plover - c205
Bar-tailed Godwit - a disappointing 35 (but they do not like being disturbed)
Knot - 220
Dunlin - 270
Curlew Sandpiper - 3 juv
Redshank - 77
Greenshank - one adult on the edge of the saltmarsh creek

Mostly displaced out of range therefore only 6 Meds could be found

A very short session at Middleton included yet another Garden Warbler.  The HNR office ringing surprisingly included two Sedge Warbler along with ones and twos of Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap - plus the usual feeder fare, mainly unringed Green and Goldfinches