Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Meds think its still spring!

Just received this pic from Heysham head in my in-box!   Live-rug rat.

Returning Meds were still displaying on the sandflats off Ocean Edge this morning

Med Gull - 3 x adult - one metal-ringed on right leg - and one 3CY - all four in lower photo

No sign of any Rock Pipit activity as viewed from along the seawall (none expected in the time available if female is sitting)

Grey Seal inshore feeding on mullet

Grey Heron in-off

Ringing by office
A surprising number of juvenile Great Tits which were unringed - nine caught, otherwise a few finches and a couple of warbler fledglings.  Missing from the Middleton session and this morning were the (on arrival dates) the earliest nesters - just one Chiffchaff and Blackcap and no Lesser Whitethroat from the two sessions - have they dispersed already/too dry to attract them into the trapping areas/failed?