The feeder nets next to Heysham nr office were used today and produced 29 new greenfinch amongst a catch of over 60 birds. Other species included willow warbler, chiffchaff, blackcap, reed warbler and whitethroat.
A visit to the outfalls coincided with a spell of blazing sunshine and the great mass of gulls on the sands to the south of ocean edge were black silhouettes against glistening wet mud.
Better luck the other way with 14 meds on red nab/outfalls including 7 juvs.
Green woodpecker again by reserve office
Swallow - 70 plus
House martin - loads for here - in excess of 50 plus 40 grounded briefly near ocean edge
Sand martin - 2
Grey wagtail - 1
Probable tree pipit heard once distantly flying over
Mute Swan 9, Coot - 1, Mallard 9, Gadwall - 5, Tufted Duck - one, Moorhen - 5, Heron - 2
Also Cetti's Warbler
5 male Emperor and 6 Brown Hawker