Saturday, 15 December 2018

Dead cold snap

The only action today was the discovery and photography of a freshly dead 1cy Shag on Heysham south wall.  It didn’t have a Puffin Island bracelet, unlike many others found in Lancashire

Friday, 14 December 2018

Getting a bit repetitive - we need a new bird or two!

Seaduck check
A quick one:
Common Scoter - all together comprising 10 female types
Eider - only 135 counted
Great crested grebe - 4

Middleton
Coot - 1
Teal - 20
Gadwall - 34
Woodcock - 1
Meadow pipit - 3
Mute Swan - 9
Cetti’s warbler - one singing western marsh

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Lowish tide sea check off the Head

Common Scoter - 3 inshore, tight flock of 6 in Eider line
Eider - no more than 150
Red-throated Diver - 1
Great crested Grebe - 3
Wigeon - 4 with Eider

No sign 1cy Shag
Skylark OE saltmarsh

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Monday

Sorry about wrong day order.....
Mottled Umber in trap

Middleton Nature Reserve
Main pond
Mute 2 adult plus 3x 1cy
Gadwall 6
Mallard 4
Teal 2
Moorhen 1

No swimming pond
Mute 2
Coot 1
Moorhen 1
Shoveler 2 (m & f)
Gadwall 14
Teal 10
Moorhen 1

Tim Butler pond
Mute 1
Teal 19

Jack snipe 1
Common snipe 13

Green woodpecker (at least) 1
Raven 2 over to SW
Cetti's 1 - singing from willow stand closest to the new small ponds. 

Tuesday

245 Wigeon
232 Shelduck
Ad Med

Wate Rail hey Nr

Wednesday Jack Snipe

Two Middleton in newly managed area

Green Woodpecker - Middleton

Cetti’s warbler - one singing Middleton

Common Scoter - at least four off the Head

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Sunny half tide dearth

This might be the lot today unless high tide produces

Cormorant - 107 wooden jetty
Shag - 1CY wooden jetty - surprisingly obvious at long range!
Med Gull - ad off children play area north of Heysham head
Red-throated Diver - distant one out the only entry for a 20 min seawatch
Redshank - 420 heliport (memo re-WeBs)