Thursday, 28 June 2007

Black Guillemot connection at last!

Heysham Obs
Wooden jetty/harbour/seawatch
Pair of Black Guillemot all day around the wooden jetty and nearby water. When on the jetty, they tend to sit on the middle section near "No 9". Juv Shag on the jetty afternoon only.

Sea 0850-0920
Flock of 5 Gannet and 2-3 Manx Shearwater, none of which were troubling Lancashire airspace! Closer inshore, a single adult Kittiwake flew into the Bay
Remaining longer into the evening/incoming tide stood a good chance of Storm Petrel - anyone there?

Two Arctic Tern in late afternoon were the first of the day, reflecting the demise of the Lune colonies. No Meds seen and rather low numbers of Black-headed Gull at high tide (c156)

The rather local Broad-barred White made its second appearance of the year in the trap. A couple of Dog's Tooth in recent days - this species is very common on local saltmarshes

Two Spoonbill again at Leighton Moss & area along with the adult summer Spotted Redshank on the EM Pools