Source Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT) (

Under a cloud

A mass of cloud hung over the Heysham area till late morning putting a bit of a dampener on the vis and ringing.

Pink-footed Goose - at least 335. Groups moving south throughout the morning
Sparrowhawk 1
Redpoll sp 2
Siskin 1
Meadow Pipit 5
Alba Wagtail 9
Chaffinch 4
Raven 1
Grey Wagtail 7
Snipe 2
No sign of the Redwing heading NW from the Pennines.

Ringing at Middleton NR consisted mainly of Long-tailed Tits, Chiffchaff, Goldcrests, Reed Buntings, Pied Wagtails and a surprise Willow Warbler.

Two Cettiā€™s Warblers still on site at Middleton NR