Saturday 7 September 2019

A complete opposite to yesterday as the main observers of the last two days glued to the sea yesterday but never even saw it today as effort focused on an early am vis/ringing session.  This was very autumnal until a late flurry in the nets of Whitethroat species.  Bird of the day from a visiting observer and insect of the day from Malcolm

Vis mig 0600-1000
Meadow Pipit - 73
Grey Wagtail - 15-17
Reed Bunting - 4
Swallow - just 2
Tree pipit - 1
Cartoon Crow - flock of 11

Osprey - one flushing everything inshore as it headed south over Knowlys Road at 1040hrs (thanks for reporting this)
Great crested Grebe - 7

Ringing at Middleton included: 9 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Robin, 2 lightweight Dunnock, 3 Reed Bunting
No extra grounded migrants seen in field

Black Darter - probably two males

Migrant Hawker - 11 plus
Brown Hawker/Emperor/Southern Hawker - at least one each
Common Darter - loads
Good nos damselflies but none with red eyes!