Saturday 17 September 2016

Clear night and full moon produces the goods!

Middleton NR is on a roll at the moment with lots of ringing and vis-migging producing new birds each day - one retrap out of 54 birds caught today.   These included a sprinkling of late warblers including:  2x Reed, 2x lesser whitethroat, 1x Whitethroat and garden warbler and low single figures of blackcap, chiffchaff and goldcrest.   Three grey wagtail and 20 meadow pipit comprised the vis mig which was ringed.

Grey Wagtail 3 (as above)
Meadow Pipit 64
alba wagtail 2
Reed Bunting 3
Grey Heron 3 (2 + 1 heading east)

Wheatear - 2 on the heliport, 1 at Ocean Edge

At least one med gull around the outfalls