Saturday 19 September 2020

High spring tides bring Ospreys in

 The easterlies continue. The air is cooler but the, almost, constant sunshine warm.

Middleton Nature Reserve - report from Jean

Below is the vis for Middleton NR. It was quieter today with fewer birds overhead but a bigger variety. A Chiffchaff from elsewhere was caught (ie "controlled") so it will be interesting to find out where it is from. No Yellow-browed Warblers yet.

Vis 0630-1130


Teal 3

Snipe 10

Collared Dove 2

Jackdaw 3

Swallow 24

Grey Wagtail 5

alba wagtail 3

Meadow Pipit 110

Chaffinch 1

Linnet 12

Lesser Redpoll 4

Goldfinch 1

Siskin 4

Reed Bunting 7

Ringing totals:

Grey Wagtail 4

Meadow Pipit 8

Lesser Redpoll 1

Coal Tit 1

Blue Tit 5

Great Tit 4

Chiffchaff 2

Sedge Warbler 2

Reed warbler 1 (retrap)

Blackcap 3

Goldcrest 2

Robin 1

Reed Bunting 3

Ocean Edge 

Two good records as the tide was approaching high water. Thanks to Dan and Ian Hartley.

Osprey Two! Later flew north from Potts Corner towards Red Nab 

Curlew Sandpiper 1


Great White Egret - 1 at 10:40. Flight line from estuary towards Power Station.

Knot c100 A few still in partial summer plumage 

Grey Plover c20, two still in almost full summer plumage 

Ringed Plover one flock of c50 plus other smaller groups

Dunlin one flock of c60 lots of others scattered around in twos and threes

Bar-Tailed Godwit 1 (a small juvenile)

or a large Ringed Plover

Wheatear 3

The following moving south

Swallow 2

Meadow Pipits 25 in small groups