Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Greenshank best of an otherwise standard bunch

 The wind freshened throughout the day starting a cool SSE then swinging towards SW. sunshine in the morning then largely overcast with light drizzle.

Middleton Nature Reserve 
Report from Jean.
Meadow Pipit 9
Reed Bunting 3
Linnet 2
alba wagtail 1
Grey Wagtail 2
Siskin 1
Greenfinch 1
Chaffinch 7

Reed Bunting 3
Meadow Pipit 3
Chiffchaff 2 (+1 retrap from yesterday)
Lesser Redpoll 1

Ringing control information
Meadow pipit
Ringed: Erme valley, Harford, Devon as 1st calendar year on 13/9/19

Caught: Midd NR on 18/9/20
407km N
But obviously migrated north of here to breed as both captures were on autumn passage 

South shore
Dunlin 105
Ringed Plover 70
Knot 2
Greenshank 1 juvenile in inshore channel
Wigeon 3
Wheatear 2
Rock Pipit 3
Linnet c30

Heysham Nature Reserve
Chiffchaff 5 heard from road and car park

Heysham skeer low water
Great Crested Grebe 7
Red-Breasted Merganser 4
Eider 2
Turnstone c50
Knot c20 + c40
Redshank and Curlew - numerous, but scattered in small groups
Oystercatcher everywhere 
Little Egret 8
Grey Heron 2