Saturday, 26 May 2007

New Med and distant Scoter

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall 0630-1030ish
Common Scoter - flock of c80
Gannet - 1
Fulmar - 1
Kittiwake - 1
All the above very distant

Shag - there are still two juvs around!
Med. Gull - First summer drifted south along the wall and was last seen passing the wooden jetty
No mention of any tern species
Trickle of inshore northbound Swallow with 2 House Martin
Thanks to Mark and John for all the above records
Evening visit to Red Nab
Wheatear female
Ringed plover 14
Dunlin 2
Whimbrel 1
Curlew 6
Shelduck 21
Red-breasted merganser pair
Great crested grebe 1
Greenfinch juv Nature Park

Middleton IE
A few Marsh Orchid spp. (x ??)

Thanks Malcolm

Spoonbill adult on flood (E end of EM Pool, Leighton Moss). Secondhand, but seemingly reliable information re-the Whitendale Eagle Owls taking a collie (spp.) as prey yesterday. Osprey Dunsop valley c1000hrs. Common Crane still Chipping Moss area - last known position was c674424, about 7km east of Chipping and c10km south of the LDBWS recording area.