The gentle breezes switched to the south. Mainly overcast and dry.
Short-eared Owl spiraling over Half Moon Bay then headed west (high) towards Walney - ref Shaun
Late news - Siberian Chiffchaff on Heysham Nature Reserve. Picture to be added to Monday's post - Thanks Craig.
Middleton Nature Reserve
Visible migration and ringing report from Alan:
Ringing this morning was a bit desperate with 11 birds in total between the four net sites.
Few birds were seen moving except for Pink footed Geese:
Flocks south 30+23
Flocks North c1000+38+c600+150+c400
Grey Wagtail - two separate birds dropped to the net area but were not captured even though a superfine net was set.
Afternoon and early evening
Ring Ousel 1 female /immature
Cetti's warbler 1 singing
Common snipe 4
Little Grebe 1
Shoveller 1 eclipse male
|First Shoveller record this year|
Saltmarsh 12:00 as tide was covering
Yellow-browed Warbler one by itself at the pond on the dog walk track that runs parallel to Moneyclose Lane at 1045.
Treecreeper 1 (near Dipping Pond)
Coal Tit 4
LTTit 11+ 7
Song Thrush 8
Water Rail 2 calling
Peregrine ad + imm
Merlin 1 high heading east
Sparrowhawk (large) female hunting
Pink-footed Geese 500 N at 1000, 400 N at 1015. Two other groups heard to the East (over Middleton) but not visible from where I was.
Red Nab: Little Egret 3 and 68 Wigeon.
Great White Egret 1 NW 14:15 ref Kevin
Also from Kevin's moth trap - a Lunar Underwing
not common in the North of Lancashire