Thursday, 26 April 2007

Even useless weather can produce birds with 'saturation' coverage!

Heysham Obs
.........from 0630-1000hrs along the north harbour wall

Yellow Wagtail - male flew north (first (and possibly last) of the year)
Linnet - 7
Meadow Pipit - 2
Swallow - 24
Siskin (heard)
Greenfinch - 1
Goldfinch - 2
Reed Bunting - very late definite migrant (in-off, then NE) - Scandinavian?

Arctic Tern - 53 'in' (5 flocks)
Common Scoter - 2 in
Common Tern - one blogging
Greylag Goose - 3 north
Skua spp - [original text: distant dark bird in - almost certainly Arctic]. No, this was a bulky bird at extreme range and logic suggests probably the Bonxie seen flying into the Bay at Walney. Sorry for the mistake - getting mixed up with a record from another day.
Sandwich Tern - c24
Whimbrel - flocks of 5+13

Purple Sandpiper - one on wooden jetty
Shag - just one logged
[Little Gull not logged for today]

First Common Pug of the year

Nothing new of major interest reported in LDBWS area.