Useful when species do not breed anywhere near here as is the case with Garden Warbler - you can identify any movements over and above the local. This was the first bird caught on an attempted Middleton CES, but the operation soon fell foul of a NE wind which started blowing the nets around to an unacceptable degree as regards the welfare of the birds.
Middleton NR very early morning
Garden Warbler - one ringed
Grasshopper Warbler - one singing regularly, another intermittently
Reed Warbler - 3 singing males
Kingfisher - heard once
A large catch devoid of really interesting macro captures, apart from four Dingy Footman and an (increasingly scarce) Garden Tiger. However, the micros included a new species for Heysham: Argyresthia curvella and two scarce Heysham area specialities Phtheochroa inopiana and Coleophora trifolii