Category: Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT)

Deluge of Biblical proportions!

Overnight produced the longest thunderstorm that I have ever experienced. Sheet lightening and the almost constant rumble of thunder started 11:45. The rain didn’t start till after midnight, but then both continued till 04:00, with additional bursts ti…

Better

Brisk northerly breeze swinging both from east and later west. A few light showers and sunny spells.Middleton Nature Reserve early morning (PM. JM)vis mig: Yellow wagtail 1Grey Wagtail 1Tree Pipit 3Snipe 14 plus 4 – amazing early, eventually headi…

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Clear skies continue

 Breeze still largely from the east. Clear and sunny for most of the day.Middleton Nature Reserve early morning (PM. JR) Bit too clear this am- tomorrow looks better especially if early morning shower materialises.Low double figures new birds…

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Enough to maintain interest

 Early morning cloud cover quickly cleared, leaving clear skies till evening. Breeze started from east, then strengthened and shifted to the north – hot.Middleton Nature Reserve early to mid morning (AD, MD)A steady ringing session included:Cetti’…

Better insect variety

 The second warmish day in a row – what a summer! Light west breeze, overcast till the evening, then sunny spells.Middleton Nature Reserve (MD)Water Rail 3 squealing – first since early summerThere where hardly any small birds around, until I enco…

Not quite happening

Gentle and variable breeze. Overcast all day, but still very warm.Middleton Nature Reserve early am (from PM)Vis migTree pipit 1Grey Wagtail 2Pied Wagtail 4Tree Sparrow 1Swift 3. NO Swallows seen or heard in five hours and not a lot of grounded st…

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Antisocial Rock Pipits

The strong overnight southerly winds quickly eased. Heavy and prolonged showers.Again, just my check of the south shore, so far (MD)11:15 Two hours before high waterMediterranean gull – just one juvenile feeding on No.2 outflow. No sign of any on Red N…

Not much so far

Winds building all day starting SSE and ending warmer from SW. rain showers all day.So far the only records are from my look at the south shore in the morning on flooding tide (MD)Mediterranean gull – just one on the beach near jetty. There seemed to b…

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Ringing endorsement

Mainly sunny in the morning, but the WNW breeze was quite cool. Middleton Nature Reserve Early morning ringing (JM, AD)A productive 4 1/2 hour ringing session this morning produced a varied mixture of migrant and some local species. Over 50 c…

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All things bright and……..

Again, rain in the morning and sunny in the afternoon. Quite a cooI west wind.A quick check of wooden jetty area as the ebbing tide exposed the beach (MD)Rock Pipit 1Mediterranean gull – 4 adult and 2 x 2nd Calendar year Several Turnstone feeding …