NLRG was formed in 1957 to help in the study of birds in the Lancaster and District Birdwatching Society area. There are currently 12 active ringers. Species currently being studied include: Pied Flycatcher, Bearded Tit, Sand Martin, Twite, Goosander, Oystercatcher and Grey Wagtail. Migration has been studied for 28 years at Heysham. We welcome anyone who wants to observe, help or perhaps wish to become a ringer. Photo: A Heysham-ringed Twite on the Mull of Kintyre (thanks to Eddie Maguire)

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Heysham Knot (again)

From my recent postings it appears as if I'm somewhat obsessed with waders and in particular with Knot at Heysham. Today during what can only be described as poor weather a decent flock of Knot (c1500-2000) were present on the concrete helipad. Of these at least 4 were colour marked although I only managed to read one combination in full. This bird was ringed in late September on the Waddensea. Once again this demonstrates the eastward movement of Knot throughout the winter until they migrate north through Iceland or Norway back to Greenland and Canada. Any sightings are of huge value to help the understanding of bird movements and survival in the UK.


1 comment:

North Lancs Ringing Group said...

'eastward movement' through winter? Surely you mean 'westward', Richard?