Spotted Flycatcher best from a decent day.

Light breeze started from the south, before moving to the west. Warm and sunny all day.

Middleton Nature Reserve 
Ringing and vis report from Alan:

There was much less cloud than expected this morning but the ringing catch was quite respectable

Meadow Pipit 5

Grey Wagtail 13

Dunnock 2 + 1 retrap

Robin 3

Blackbird 1

Whitethroat 1

Blackcap 6

Blue Tit 2


Reed Bunting 1

A further five Grey Wagtails were seen but escaped capture. Meadow Pipits were attracted to the MP3 player in small numbers (at least 27) as well as the five captured. A flock of 25 Starlings flying fast south at 10.00 were probably passage birds. 


South shore
Shaun had a quick check of the harbour area this morning

Mediterranean Gull  5 adults and 3 1st winters

Little Egret 12 in the vicinity of Red Nab

Chiffchaff 2 and Pied Wagtail 7 south side of harbour


I checked Red Nab and foreshore at evening high water (MD)

Mediterranean gull 7 adult and 4 first winter on Red Nab (there will be overlap with Shaun's)
Common Sandpiper 1 Red Nab
Shelduck 16
Wheatear 2
Rock Pipit 2

Kestrel 1 still hunting, so presumably is catching something 


Heysham Head early afternoon (MD)

Wheatear 6
Rock Pipit 2
Sand Martin 2 south
Spotted Flycatcher 1. Feeding from the trees on the west side of the wood.
Spotted Flycatcher