Friday, 12 January 2007

Blast from the past - Guillemot IN the harbour!

Heysham Obs
The wind was a little too far to the south for Heysham seawatching so the coverage was a routine check of the usual nooks and crannies.

Guillemot in the PS intake area near the "Shag waterfall" - this used to be a regular occurrence with up to 6-7 birds. Indeed, some were trapped, ringed and released as they ended up in the underground reservoir supplying the coolant water for the PS........and included one of the northern nominate form.

In the same area were 16+ Shag, 12 Kittiwake

Ad & 1st W Little Gull on Heysham 2 outfall with another Ad making its way out of the Bay during a short seawatch. c12 Kittiwake on the outfall.

1st W Razorbill in the harbour mouth, just off the end of the wooden jetty

Ad and 1st W Med Gulls along the north harbour wall

2 Bewick's Swan Jeremy Lane, 2 Jack Snipe reported from nearby Conder Green, drake Ferruginous Duck still at Leighton but no further info on the shade of yellow/'fading' green. 2 Stonechat Silverdale Moss