Sunday, 27 May 2007

Little Gull surprise

Heysham Obs
Seawatch from NHW 0630ish to 1030ish
Gannet - 2
Sandwich Tern - 2
Little Gull - ADULT in
Common Scoter - 6

Shag - 2 juv
No tern species around outfalls but observations at/near HT

Red Nab/OE foreshore
Wheatear - 1 female

Middleton IE
4-5 pairs of Little Grebe with at least one with young (3). c40 House Martin feeding over pools.

Treble Bar rather belated new species for the year. Four Shaded Pug.

Dominated by small wader passage on the Lune Estuary with Curlew Sandpiper at Conder Creek, Little Stint elusively on the shore by Cockersands Abbey and 12 Sanderling (Cockersands) and 5 (Sunderland side). Lots of tundrae Ringed Plover (400+) and Dunlin (1,200+). There are 5 singing male Wood Warbler in the LDBWS recording area, however two of these were reported from a wood which has not been accessible in recent years