Tuesday 25 October 2016

Czech mate returns

Feels as though I have grown up with this bird, or more accurately grown old.  2003 and still counting as it sat on the railings on the north harbour wall this morning

North wall
Med Gull - Czech-ringed adult on the railings

Middleton NR and Heysham NR
Ringing on both sites didn't produce a great deal as the forecasted mist was a no-show.  Vis mig was terrible yet, like yesterday, a decent bird was in Morecambe Bay's airspace but unlike yesterday, sadly missing us out (Richards Pipit)

Ringing at both sites struggled to reach 30 birds in total which included half a dozen Goldcrest, 4 Redwing, 2 Reed Bunting

Grounded stuff at Heysham NR
included one Chiffchaff, 25 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush and about 25 Goldcrest

Vis mig at Heysham NR
Brambling - 1
Chaffinch - 5
Siskin - 1-3
Skylark - 3