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Juv med influx

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Photos will be added tomorrow Janet

At least 6 Juv Meds low tide mid am also at least two ad and two 2cy
Later at least three juvs around at HT

Ad little gull obliging for visiting birder at HT on Heysham Two

Shag - 2cy around then on woodenjetty

Whimbrel - one oe saltmarsh

Little egret - at least 6 mid am

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A few bits and bobs

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Low tide channel am check produced four Great-crested Grebe but only 35 Eider

A ringing session by the office took the Lesser Whitethroat ringing total for the year to 52 - a large number by this time of the autumn for here.  Other warblers were singles of Blackcap, Whitethroat and Chiffchaff

Janet had a productive photographic session with Med Gulls with German ANLT showing well and a nice juv.  Thanks for these Janet


  

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Webs and Ringing

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 Nothing much to say about today in terms of highlights as the outfalls and red nab were not covered and the Shag eluded the Webs count

A garden warbler and three Lesser Whitethroat were amongst small numbers of warblers caught at Middleton

Calomorpha Paludella is still very scarce north of the Ribble and one was in an actinic set at Middleton

Source Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT)

Source Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT)

Good number of warblers again

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Ringing at Middleton saw over 50 new warblers as follows:  Whitethroat (18), Lesser Whitethroat (7), Blackcap (7), Willow Warbler (10), Cetti's Warbler (1), Sedge Warbler (5), Reed Warbler (3) plus two Jays in the net at the same time!  Once again, tit flocks notable by their absence

Elsewhere there were about 24 Med Gulls this evening but rain stopped play.  A Red darvic adult on Red Nab in am

Little Gull - ad this am
Sanderling - summer adult Red Nab with c700 Dunlin and many more of the latter down the tideline to the south
Rock Pipit - two Half Moon Bay beach

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A work day

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Nothing of real novelty seen on the incoming tide this am with very few Meds left at 0915.  This evening there were 32 between Heysham one and the wooden jetty (12 2cy, 2 Juv, rest ad or 3cy)

Whimbrel - at least two
No sign putative 2cy yellow legged gull
Little egret - 7.
Fewer Dunlin red nab but c3k in total

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Source Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT)

Dunlin fest but seagulls nosedive

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sandwich tern - ad red nab
Dunlin -c3700 - 1600 of these on red nab
Med gull - just 9 including German ringed ad
Whimbrel - 3
Little gull - ad

At least two adult plus one immature Little grebe at MNR. No sign of Green sandpiper today.

Forgot to add single Bk t godwit for yesterday

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