Thursday, 8 February 2007

The white stuff did not reach us..........yet?

Heysham Obs
No evidence whatsoever of any cold weather movements - the snow was nowhere to be seen, even on the fell tops

At least 8 Shag still in the harbour but only one Kittiwake could be found. Adult Med Gull in the harbour mouth and 1st W Med Gull along the north wall. c70 Greenfinch (including a tight flock of 36 which flew off east) on the Heysham NR feeder - there is usually an influx in early February. Outfalls/Red Nab not visited

The Purple Sandpiper at the Stone Jetty is most definitely topping the bill - indeed it is pretty well up there on its own - and was seen well at various times today. Beginning to really miss Lancaster Tip and its only been gone a month!