Friday 16 October 2020

The prolonged easterlies provide

Light NE breeze all day, warm in the sun, otherwise cool.

Middleton Nature Reserve 
Visible migration and ringing report from Jean.

An even quieter day for most visible migration, except for Jackdaws:

Redwing 2 SE, 1 dropped in. Ringed birds were emerging from overnight roosts (as were Blackbirds).

Song Thrush 2 N

Grey Wagtail 3 N

Linnet 10

Chaffinch 4

Bullfinch 4 N

Reed Bunting 1 SE 

Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 S

Jackdaw 123 SE (flocks of 83, 32, 8)

Pink-footed Geese - heard to E at 10:30 but not seen


Blackbird 2

Wren 1

Redwing 8

Goldcrest 4

Long-tailed Tit 2 plus 4 retraps

Reed Bunting 4

Lesser Redpoll 3

Great Tit 1 retrap

Blue Tit 2 plus 1 retrap

Chaffinch 1

Greenfinch 2

Dan conducted another very thorough check of the area:

Heysham Head 0750-0905 ENE2-3, dry, overcast.

Visible Migration:

Brambling 15 circling headland then E, 2 + 3 NNE 
Chaffinch 11NNE + 3SE
Siskin 3 SE
Snipe 2 in-off then E
Blackbird 2 NNE


Blackbird 8

Redwing 5 then NE

Song Thrush 4

Coal Tit 3

Goldcrest 2

Common Chiffchaff 2

Rock Pipit 3


Peregrine 1 juv disturbing 2300 Knot

Heading from Heysham Head to HNR (!)

Pink-footed Goose 43 N 0910 + 3 SSE 0926

Heysham Nature Reserve (southern half only) 0930-1030 ENE3, dry, breaks in cloud

Meadow Pipit 3S
Grey Heron 1 high in-off over harbour then E over reserve
Linnet 1SE
Siskin 1N
Redwing 1N

Common Chiffchaff 1

Goldcrest 1

Siberian Chiffchaff

Siberian Chiffchaff 

Marsh Tit 1 probable-- heard only, but repeatedly. Pitchooo!

Shaun had a productive session too!

Heysham Head: 

LLTit 9, 

Chiffchaff 2,

Blackcap 1 male

Goldcrest 2. 

Blackbird c15. 

Song Thrush 5.

Half Moon Cafe area: 

Yellow-Browed Warbler junction of Cyprus Road and Smithy Lane. Headed in to gardens whilst tit flock (incl LTT5 & Coal Tit 4) came across road into scrub/woodland. 

Brambling 2 E. 

Blackbird c25, 

Song Thrush 10, 

Redwing 2. 

Goldcrest 5.

Heysham Nature Reserve 

Yellow-Browed Warbler  quarry with 7 LLTs headed towards Tank Farm. 

Goldcrest 2 in NW corner and 2 along Moneyclose dog walk track. 

Blackbird c20. 

Song Thrush 5.

 Raven heading N. 

Water Rail calling

Ocean Edge (MD)
Common Snipe 4 flushed by tide off the saltmarsh - no Jack Snipe
Meadow Pipit 1 grounded
Rock Pipit 1 first here for over a week

Common Darter 2
Red Admiral 1
Speckled Wood 2}