Wednesday, 24 January 2007

Shags on the wooden jetty

Heysham Obs
Late afternoon visit 1600-1625

The radical change was the mass transference of the Shags to the wooden jetty on the incoming tide. Presumably it passed their risk assessment in the much calmer weather.
13 could be seen but there were some blind spots as viewed from the north harbour wall

3 adult-type (one prob 2nd W) and 2 1st W Little Gulls on Heysham 2 outfall as checked at long range from Ocean Edge

14 Kittiwake in the harbour

Ad and 1st W Med Gulls feeding on anglers scraps in the harbour mouth

Purple Sandpiper still at the end of the jetty at low tide and on the Bubbles groyne rocks
on the incoming tide