Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Too clear, too sunny

Heysham Obs
The light winds prompted a Grey Wagtail ringing session, but unfortunately a flock of three was missed due to a new 18m net being shorter than we expected, knocking the line of three out of sync and slowing down the net setting.  Only two subsequent birds were recorded which were both ringed and little else happening with just one Whitethroat and not even any hirundine passage

Red Nab/outfalls midday
Sandwich Tern - adult
Little Gull - moulting adult
Med Gull - 3 x 2CY, 1 x Ad, 1 x 1CY
Ringed Plover - 16

North wall
Wheatear - 2
Linnet - 20
Meadow Pipit - 2 SE

A heap of Silver Y but no sign of yesterdays escapee.  Treble Bar in double figures and the rest of the catch was strictly routine

Highlighted by the first September record of Small Skipper, also Painted Lady and Meadow Brown on the office buddliea