Saturday, 7 April 2007

Another trickle overhead..........

Heysham Obs
North Harbour Wall
Vis mig 0940 - 1200 hrs. Low tide 0918 hrs
Meadow pipit 177
Linnet 15
alba wagtail 1

On the sea
Red-throated diver 1 + 1 'in'
Eider pair
Red-breasted merganser 6m + 4f
Great crested grebe 3

Shag 3 juv on wooden jetty one of which arrived from within the Bay
Little gull adult & 1st W floated 'in' on tide from outfalls to the two bouys then flew back towards the outfalls

Shelduck 34 off Ocean Edge
Ringed plover 14 off OE
Mistle thrush juv non-operational land
Chiffchaff in song at Nature Park
Bullfinch male on Reserve

Middleton IE
Coot 9
Moorhen 3
Little grebe 7
Mallard 3
Tufted duck 2
Teal 2
Snipe 13
Wheatear 2
Sparrowhawk 1

Afternoon visit
Pair mute swan + little grebe on Tim Butler pond
Swallow overhead
Skylark in song
Pair collared dove near anemometer

Red Kite (of unknown origin) Hawthornthwaite late morning (see LDBWS site photos). 3 Whooper Swan still at Farleton in the Lune valley this afternoon. Common Scoter still at Langden intake pool this morni9ng at least (2nd day)