Tuesday, 9 January 2007

Routine "lunch hour(ish)" coverage

Heysham Obs

Thanks to Cliff Raby for these pictures of the heliport roost taken this afternoon

Ad & 1st W Little Gulls Stage 2 outfall

1st W Med Gull NH wall

19 Shag in the harbour or scattered around nearby. NB This lot do not seem to like roosting on the wooden jetty apart from one individual - otherwise all the birds thereon have tended to be Cormorants

Kittiwake 5 1st W in the harbour SW corner but only 10 or so behind the IOm ferry

Eider: 2 male and female on the sea in the harbour entrance

Seawatch 1125-1155: zilch. Even just 5 years ago, Red-throated Diver & Guillemot would have been a good bet for a half hour slot on the incoming tide - all of us still "need" both of these for the year.

Elsewhere: nothing new, but 4 Scaup still off north Morecambe and the 2 Bewick's Swans on Jeremy Lane.

The annual Observatory report for 2006 is well on its way and should be out by the last week of January. It will be available from Leighton Moss shop or (at cost price) from Heysham Nature reserve office.