Tuesday 6 September 2016

Low key day

Middleton NR

A somewhat peaceful and leisurely morning at Middleton today. Peaceful if you don't include noise from the tannoy at the power station and various bangings and clangings at the wastewater treatment works.

Only 16 Swallows came out of the roost at 0605hrs

Meadow Pipit 31
Grey Wagtail 2
Pied Wagtail 1
Goldfinch 4. Later a flock of 40 headed WSW.
Swallow 4

Ringing - all new birds and all this year's unless stated :
Chiffchaff 4
Blackcap 4
Lesser Whitethroat 2 (included 1 adult)
Whitethroat 1
Reed Warbler 1
Sedge Warbler 1
Grey Wagtail 1. This was colour ringed.
Meadow Pipit 10
Robin 1 plus a retrap
Great Tit 2 plus a retrap
Blue Tit 4
Long-tailed Tit 1
Dunnock 3

Outfalls/red nab 11ish
Med gull: 7 x 2CY (clustered on the outer edge of red nab as usual), 3x juv, 1x ad
Little gull  - adult winter seaward end Heysham one