Author: Pete Marsh

Swallow movement increasing

The light breeze from SE to E sunshine all day.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing and vis report from AlanA different morning again today, clear and sunny. Only two Grey Wagtails seen today (one only trapped).Other captures:Sedge Warbler 2Blackcap 3…

A decent selection in the sunshine

Very light breeze between SE to NE. Sunshine all day.South shoreDecent coverage today between myself, Janet and Kevin.Rock Pipits 5 Meadow Pipit just one southWheatear 5Sandwich Tern 4 together southCanada goose 6 southMute Swan 1 immature turned …

The north south devide

Very light variable breeze mainly S to SW. rain in the early morning then sunny from mid morning.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing and vis report from Alan:Ringing this morning produced a steady trickle of captures, with 24 birds caught in total.8 …

Hobby tops a decent bill

The breeze was more to SE this morning and remained so all day. Sunshine for most of the day.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing and vis report from Jean:It was a much better ringing session than of late with 35 new birds and just 2 retraps. The retr…

Creeping tide clears the beach!

The breeze still from the east. Overcast all day apart from 30 minutes sunshine mid afternoon.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing report from Alan:An improvement in the catch this morning with a small selection of warblers that may have arrived over …

Wheatear surge

Almost still first thing the slight air movement from the east, increased slightly by mid morning. Overcast all day.South Shore – high water 09:45Rock Pipits 3 – between Red Nab and the start of the foreshore Linnet 2Goldfinch 16 Both the abo…

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Wigeon…..but not where you would expect

It was warmer today and the wind a little more to the east, between NE and ENE. Some overcast periods, but mainly sunny by the afternoon.South Shore – early afternoon Wheatear 15 (14 on Ocean Edge foreshore plus 1 near the lighthouse)Rock Pipit 1 …

Mainly insects, and not many of them!

Continuing NE breezes, overcast for much of the day, but sunny spells in the afternoon.Middleton Nature Reserve John was keeping up appearances at Middleton this morning with three nets set until about 10.00hr.The catch was again very poor – just …

Passing Canadas

The light NE continues, overcast but dry.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing report from Alan:The catches can’t get much lower!  This morning was overcast with a light NE breeze. Only six birds ringed comprising 2 Chiffchaff, and singles of Will…

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Knot and Grey Plover arrive in numbers

NE to ENE breeze all day, overcast.Just my two checks of the south shore so far (MD)08:00Common Sandpiper 2 together briefly on the foreshore before leaving southLinnet 32Mediterranean gull 5 adult 1 juvenile on beach next to wooden jetty,Robin 1 near …