Saturday, 3 December 2016

Beauty and the beast

 Thanks to Derek for this Czech Med Gull pic
An 'artistic' tree rat taken through the front windscreen HNR entrance today

The reserve should be open again soon

Friday 2nd December

Ringing took place at a low level on Middleton NR this am and did nothing to change the opinion that most small birds evacuate this area although a flock of 9 retrap Long-tailed Tit did materialise!  No sign of the two Chiffchaff (one collybita and one Siberian) noted on the last thorough search although both of these were a bit away from the mist net sites and how much searching between rounds was done is not known

Malcolm covered Ocean Edge saltmarsh and Red Nab again and counts included at least 84 Snipe, one Jack Snipe and 196 Wigeon - further update tomorrow

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Snipe bonanza

Four possibly six jack snipe and 58 common snipe ocean edge saltmarsh along with a Reed bunting and 40 linnet

At least 186 wigeon on outfalls - a very high count for here

Thanks malcolm

Wednesday, 30 November 2016


There is coverage but unfortunately people are having great difficulty posting sightings.   Please send to me and I'll do my best (working away most of time).   Thanks

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

North wall whistle stop

Czech ringed med gull
Red throated diver offshore

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Siberian chiffchaff

Two chiffchaff on Middleton - collybita near solrec and a tristis type along the southern golf course edge hedge

Monday, 21 November 2016

Roe Deer save the day

Three Roe Deer together on Middleton the only sighting of note today (thanks Malcolm)