Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Roost and no roost

Heysham Obs
Observation just before dusk revealed that the Starling roost at the harbour/pier was either non-existent or at best very small. The incidence of strong winds and rough seas during the course of this winter must surely be relevant!

In contrast, there was a roost of c50 Pied Wagtail "somewhere in the region of Heysham 2 Power Station".

Earlier coverage by John Wood revealed: adult and 1st W Little Gull Heysham one outfall, 7+ Shag in the harbour and 114 Wigeon alongside Heysham 2 outfall

Purple Sandpiper still at the Stone Jetty - showing at the end at low tide