Monday, 5 February 2007

Med Gull restored to health

Heysham Obs
The 1st W Med Gull was along the seawall this afternoon devoid of its fishing line. An adult Little Gull was in the harbour (very unusual in calm weather). Just 4 Kittiwake and 5 Shag seen

A niggling light northerly, the worst direction for the feeder net, led to a ringing attempt being abandoned after one round. Single Greenfinch, Blue & Great Tit were ringed and about 5 other birds were retraps. There are far more unringed tits around than is usual at this time of year.

Purple sandpiper at the end of the Stone Jetty this morning and a few Scaup still offshore at north Morecambe. Good numbers of duck on Pine Lake but the only thing remotely unusual was a pair of Gadwall