Wednesday, 11 April 2007

The last of the quiet mornings?

Heysham Obs
Morning-only coverage with the light wind still firmly in the west along with high cloud cover and crystal clear offshore visibility. Very little around.

Vis Mig
c90 Meadow Pipit with c50 of these during a 30 min slot mid-morning, 9 Linnet, 2 Goldfinch. Two Swallow flew north just as I was leaving + 2 earlier and 2 past wooden jetty.
Carrion crow 2 'in'

No obvious evidence of new arrivals with zero Wheatear, for example

One Red-throated Diver on the sea, just the one 1st W Little Gull and juv Shag recorded on the outfalls/wooden jetty respectively.
Eider 18 'in'; Shelduck 13 'in'

First (2) Early Grey of the year - this species not common at Heysham

At least one, probably two Osprey through Leighton Moss area late afternoon/evening. 3 Whooper Swan still Farleton in Lune valley