Category: Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT)

YBW – day 4

Moderate west winds, mainly dry after a wet startHeysham Nature Reserve Yellow-Browed Warbler calling from the dipping pond area – thanks to Pete LastHeysham skeer – low water 09:30Knot c 2000Pink-Footed Goose 73 south 09:45Great Crested Grebe 1Ei…

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YBW requires patience!

The rain eased by mid morning with just isolated showers after that. Strengthening WNW winds throughout the day.Heysham Nature ReservePete and Jean relocated the Yellow-Browed Warbler. Loosely centred near the dipping pond (the small pond with terraced…

YBW with pictures, plus nice moths

 Westerly strong breeze, sunny in the morning overcast later in the afternoon.Heysham Nature ReserveReport from Jean 07:40 -10:40 (n.b. Current restrictions still prevent ringing on the reserve)Grounded migrantsYellow-browed Warbler – 1 near …

Yellow-Browed Warbler

 Brisk wind ENE to NE with some sunny spells.No post yesterday as there were nothing to report. Not because no one checked, there was a thorough check before the rain started c10:30. Specifically checking for YBW, so in this instance absence of ev…

Out with the old, in with the new

 Steady lightish winds mainly NNE. Occasional sunshine with showers developing by evening.Sightings report from JeanMost of the Goldcrests and Chiffchaffs at Heysham Nature Reserve had moved off overnight in the clear, moonlit conditions. Middleto…

Heysham Bird Observatory 2020-10-01 22:39:00

 A steady west breeze all day. Mainly sunny.Vis mig and ringing report from JeanMiddleton Nature ReserveVis 0730-1130 NW F2 part cloudyGrey Wagtail 5 (2 caught and colour-ringed)Meadow Pipit 10Pink-footed Goose 16Alba Wagtail 8Reed Bunti…

Water off a duck’s back!

It’s hard to imagine two days more different than yesterday and today. Yesterday almost no wind and wall to wall sunshine, after the mist. Today, strong SE winds, almost constant rain with some very heavy showers.Only my records so far, and I wouldn’t …

Clear skies after a misty start

Dense sea mist didn’t clear till mid morning, then sunshine and very light variable breeze.The last of the mist clinging to the warmer water of the outflows 10:00South shore (MD)Knot c2000 including at least two Sefton coast orange flag ringed birds – …

Winter thrushes start to arrive

 Very light breeze starting from the south then working through more or less all points of the compass. Leaden skies started high then got lower during the day resulting in fine drizzle then rain by evening.Excellent coverage today from DH, KE, JR…

A better selection

 Light winds started in NE and ended in NW. Sunshine and very blue skies for most of the day.Middleton Nature Reserve Visible migration report from Jean:Vis 0700-1000 NE F2. All generally south unless stated.Whooper Swan 5…

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