Thursday, 22 August 2019

Skua freighted in.

Arctic Skua - 1 juvenile followed 17:00 freight ferry in, then continued on into bay.

Kittiwake - 2 adult plus 1 x 1cy around harbour mouth

Mediterranean gulls - 3 juvenile on outflows c2 hour after high water


Mediterranean gulls - just 15 on beach near wooden jetty. 11:30


Only limited coverage for next three days.

Mediterranean gulls - 36 on beach near wooden jetty 11:00. 1 juvenile on No.2 outflow

Monday, 19 August 2019

Record Med numbers over last two days

Mediterranean gulls
Sunday at least 73 seen on Red Nab roost and feeding area near jetty.
Today at least 76 in same locations.
These are some of yesterday's, there were 62 Meds, plus other gulls, feeding on beach 4 hours before high water.

Little gull - adult seen both days around outflows.

Rock pipit 1 on Red Nab and 1 near lighthouse Sunday

Nothing seen moving off shore.

Migrant Hawker - 5 on Middleton Nature Reserve

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Cumbrian Bonxie

Seawatching from Knowlys road on the early incoming tide was beset by continuous sunlight and great detail on vehicles on Barrow coast road, so a complete blank might have been in order.  However:

Great Skua - one distantly in, then lost after switching to following the scoter flock
Common Scoter - 6 out (flock)
Sandwich Tern - ad out

Red Nab/outfalls
Med Gull - 26 plus feeding between Heysham one and the wooden jetty including white LCG.  Later 56 on Red Nab, the most seen here in one scope view, albeit from half way along Ocean Edge
18 2CY, 8 juv, rest Ad/3CY
Little Gull - adult outfalls

Rock Pipit - looks like worn adult - by the lighthouse - usually one or two still around the breeding site area

Friday, 16 August 2019

Three minutes of birding

Quick check of the outfalls from Ocean Edge saw

Little Gull - ad now winter Heysham two

Thursday, 15 August 2019

Limited observers = Little

Little gull 1 - adult feeding on seawall end of No.2 outflow, just before high

Mediterranean gulls - high water roost not checked. 2 adult and 3 juvenile along sea wall and outflows. Later 5 adult near wooden jetty.