Saturday, 10 February 2007

No real indication of any cold weather movement

Heysham Obs
A couple of high-flying Song Thrush may have been cold-weather displacements but there was no other evidence e.g. increase in Blackbird

Usual stuff: 10+ Shag harbour, Ad Little Gull outfalls, Ad & 1st W Med Gulls north harbour/harbour mouth. Again, no Kittiwake seen

By far the most interesting sighting was a male Yellowhammer at Brookhouse, at least 15km from the known range. Purple Sandpiper still at the Stone Jetty along with "400+" Eider. Incidentally, looking at these Eider numbers, a King Eider was found at my old stamping ground at Clachtoll, north of Lochinver today. That WOULD be nice off Morecambe - not at all beyond the bounds of possibility, especially a less obtrusive Queen.