The NE breeze continues, mainly overcast and light showers till mid morning then dry with some short sunny spells.
3 Grey Wagtail (out of four over),
1 Garden warbler,
3 LOng Tailed Tit
1 Meadow Pipit
Single figure swallow and meadow pipit over
Green woodpecker again early on
This is today's ringing and vis report from Jean:
Early morning drizzle stifled any vis but once it cleared there was a small movement of Swallows and a steady trickle of Meadow Pipits. Warblers took time to arrive, with the first one just before 10am.
Meadow Pipit 11
Robin 5 (comment from Pete - The main migrant today was subtle - there were Robins all along the coastal strip and we even caught 5 in two nets at Middleton without tapes)
Willow Warbler 1
Cetti’s Warbler 1
Great Tit 1
Wren 1 retrap.
Reed Bunting 2
Meadow Pipit - given the number ringed, 50 probably went over.
Grey Wagtail - 5
Pied Wagtail - 1
Swallow - 12
Linnet - 2
|This was the only angle I could manage to show the ring on the right leg|
Still, it's not often you see a picture of a Rock Pipit's back
|This shot of it displaying isn't much better|
|Herring gull with a mussel, soon to be broken by dropping on the harbour wall.|
5 Wheatear along the Ocean Edge shore. A few butterflies sunning themselves along the wall. 6 Small Tortoiseshell and 1 Red Admiral.
Whinchat 2 (females - yesterday's birds)
Stonechat 2 (imms - different area than yesterdays, but presumably yesterday's bird + an extra one)
House Martin 10
Sand Martin 5
The above over the wood, then dispersed when it cleared up.
Wheatear 9 on beach quickly moved through
Rock Pipit 4
Little Egrets 7
23 Wheatears Middleton Sands– most of which came down in a shower and swiftly flitted east when the sun came out - thanks to Dan for this