Sunday, 8 April 2007

Migration on hold today

Heysham Obs
This was one of those useless slightly (adversely i.e. westerly) breezy sunny Sundays which are a complete waste of the potentially good observer coverage. Not a single grounded migrant was located during a full Common Bird Census of the British Energy properties.

Vis Mig
Just 27 Meadow Pipit, 1 Linnet and 2 Goldfinch north 0800-1000!

Ad & 2 Ist W Little Gull at the seaward end of Heysham 2 outfall during the morning
3 juvenile Shag either on the wooden jetty or in the harbour

First Powdered Quaker of the year in the Heysham trap

3 Whooper Swan still at Farleton on the Lune floodplain. Two flocks of Fieldfare Upper Hindburndale (170 + c200). The only entry in the Leighton Moss book referred to two adult Mediterranean Gull there