Thursday 9 May 2019

Not a lot of yesterdays birds left

Still to do another check but the early morning round suggested no a lot new had arrived and a lot had disappeared from yesterday despite unhelpful night migration weather overnight

Wheatear - 7
Whinchat - 1
Arctic Skua - lingering dark morph which then disappeared towards Walney was the only seabird seen - no terns
Red-throated Diver - 2 on
Great-crested Grebe - one flew over from Barrow direction and landed off Heysham head in the usual GCG channel - new bird [clutching at straws for interest today!]?

A single net was put up for a bit and caught three Willow Warbler, a new Lesser Whitethroat and strangely an unringed adult male Great Tit!

Stock Dove appear to be breeding on Middleton this year.  Recently they have been an erratic visitor to eg the rubble mounds on Middleton after when we first started here in the 1980s being a quite widespread breeding bird in eg rabbit burrows

Thanks Malcolm and here is Dan's Portland Bill-style Tree Pipit vis mig shot from yesterday!