Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Meds reach record levels but a few dog problems on Red Nab

Having said that it was another frustrating day for ring-reading until Richard in the evening when three were read - all adults from previous years, hopefully with some interesting sightings since they were last read here - this time due to scope shake and alarm calling large gulls

Arctic Tern - ad and juv outfalls/Red Nab

Thanks Janet
Med Gull - 62 (12 2CY, 4 juv, rest ad or 3CY) - record count
Little Gull - ad
Shag - 2Cy wooden jetty at high tide
Dunlin - 1,100 on Red Nab until flushed by Red Setter
Green Sandpiper - one Middleton NR
Little Grebe - two ad one juv Middleton NR
Kingfisher - IOA (year??) Middleton

Two days running of dog problems on Red Nab - one of the dog walking companies yesterday - not one I am familiar with and comprising a single lady with an unnamed company.   Today a very distinctive lady in green with a red setter & smaller black dog and hair dyed the same colour as the Red Setter!

Please try and find an opportunity to explain about high tide roosts if you come across any flushing incidents - especially any perceived (likely repetitive) dog walking companies.

Recent recoveries not already mentioned:
S784839          Juv       13/08/17          Middleton
Recaptured      Ad F     09/06/18          Thornton (Merseyside) 60km S 300 days.

This is the second time a Middleton ringed juvenile has been caught at Thornton during the breeding season

Med Gull
FS32314/PRK4   Breeding 3CY F   26/5/18  Wisla, Mazowieckie, POLAND 52 28N 19 57E
Seen                                                  26/7/18    Heysham Red Nab    1518km WNW