Wednesday, 16 September 2020

Back to normal

 Calm early on then an easterly breeze freshened and shifted to NE. Sunny till mid afternoon then overcast.

Middleton Nature Reserve (JM. AD)

After the ringing bonanza yesterday, this morning was a disappointment. Weather conditions were not quite right and the catch was very poor.

Grey Wagtail - 3 (of nine seen)

Robin - 4 + 2retraps

Blackcap - 2

Chiffchaff - 8

Goldcrest - 2

Chaffinch - 1

Blue Tit - 2

Wren - 1

Cettis Warbler - 1 retrap (one singing from central marsh)

No Meadow Pipits were caught and only 9 seen on passage, 7 Swallows also flew south-east.

Wheatear 3 - Ocean Edge foreshore in the afternoon 
Rock Pipit 3 on Red Nab plus 1 near lighthouse 
Goldcrest c10 Heysham Nature Reserve and Moneyclose Lane

Hopefully more to come