Friday, 21 October 2016

Quiet weather and quiet day

 Nice 'air shot'!
 .........a bit stubby-billed
probably now in winter residence

No weather to really drop anything much today - visibility better than forecast.  As so often happens in quiet calm weather perfect for mist netting there was quite a lot of tootling around by local tit flocks and retraps were the order of the day for the first time for at least a couple of months.

The highlight was an out of habitat capture of Cetti's warbler below the old obs tower at Heysham Nr, presumably a newly arrived migrant. Low single figures of Coal Tit and Reed Bunting were ringed at Middleton and a single Chiffchaff at Heysham NR

Middleton saw a complete lack of migrant warblers - just probably two singing male Cettis

Vis (MNR)
Bullfinch - 1
Blackbird - 12
Pink-footed Goose - 1165 heading north in 4 flocks probably disturbed from Lane Ends
Jackdaw - 65
Linnet - 2
Chaffinch - 9
Meadow Pipit - 3
alba wagtail - 1
Grey Wagtail - 3
Sparrowhawk - 1
Song Thrush - 2
Mistle Thrush - 8 grounded, 1 over
Swallow - 1