Monday, 2 April 2007

Still they pile through..........

Heysham Obs
Vis mig
Meadow Pipit dominated again today. Vis pretty continuous from 0700-1345hrs.

Meadow Pipit: 1,167 NE with peak movement of 411 0910-1010 and 111 from 1010-1020hrs. Another observer recorded 326 from 1015-1115 (i.e. 5 min overlap with the above)
Carrion Crow: 11 north (2+6+3)
Linnet: 33 NE
Redpoll spp: 8 NE
Swallow 1 N
Sand martin 15 NE
alba wagtail (just) 16 NE

Also 3 Raven SE together mid-afternoon

10 Wheatear, but no Goldcrest located and the only (2) Chiffchaff appeared to be territorial males. No ringing, however.

Shag - 3 on wooden jetty during the morning/over tide
Little Gull - adult and one 1st W Heysham 2 outfall
Eider - 43 off the north wall on the dropping tide mid-pm
Shelduck - 55 off Red Nab

Very early examples of Holly Blue (Mossgate Road) and Small White (Middleton IE) were seen within the recording area today

Major milestone: adult Med Gull on the house list (at last) at High Tatham = in field with Black-headed and Common Gulls as this is being typed (1815hrs). 3 Whooper Swan still on Lune floodplain by Farleton. Purple Sandpiper still at the Stone Jetty