Light east to SE wind with plenty of sunshine till late afternoon then overcast with light showers.
Report from Jean:
The highlight of today was a female/imm Pied Flycatcher.
Small birds were flitting about in the bushes but the nets were too visible in the bright sunshine so only a few were caught for ringing:
Chiffchaff 4 (1 was a retrap from Middleton NR)
Blue Tit 3
Long-tailed Tit 1
Vis was also low key:
Great Spotted Woodpecker 2
Grey Wagtail 3
Sparrowhawk 1 (plus 2 others seen which may have been resident ones)
Meadow Pipit 12 (one flock)
Tree Sparrow 2
Seven Jays were on the reserve.
Also, from Pete (M)
White Wagtail 1 adult male at Ocean Edge
Common Whitethroat by Heysham NR Office
Morning incoming tide:
Wooden Pier – 1 2nd CY Shag, 125 Cormorant
Heysham Harbour South Wall – 2 juv. Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipit
Red Nab – 7 Mediterranean Gull (4 adult, 1 2nd winter, 2 1st winter),
2 Sandwich Tern (1 adult, 1 juvenile)
Oystercatcher – 3 colour-ringed (too distant for details) and 15+ metal ringed among large flock prior to Red Nab being covered by the tide.
Also: 2 Rock Pipit, 1 juv. Wheatear
I'd checked Red Nab earlier in the tide (MD), at that time a Kingfisher was feeding.
|This juvenile Ringed Plover found itself "left behind" and had to run to catch up.|
|Grey Plover and Knot in various stages of moult from summer plumage|
|Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper|