Friday, 6 July 2007

An unsatisfactory day

Heysham Obs
The continuing lack of any Black Guillemot, following the scenario of a single bird=presumed male returning for a short time three days ago, does suggest that a mishap befell the presumed female (or she just cleared off!).

Coastal areas
Just a single Storm Petrel last seen off Stage one outfall at about 1015hrs as the wind rather mysteriously swung right round to NNW for a short period. More might have been expected had the wind remained consistently westerly

Two juv Shag still in the harbour

Single Manx Shearwater and Sandwich Tern on brief seawatches

1st summer moulting to 2nd W Med Gull around Red Nab early morning.

1st summer Kittiwake in heavy wing moult again on Heysham 2 outfall

Still a real shortage of small gulls - last year there were 2,100 Black-headed Gulls and a few Meds around the outfalls on 6th July - today there were 34!

Its autumn - Lesser Yellow Underwing in moth trap!

Grey Seal off end of wooden jetty

As predicted, Spoonbill located at Leighton Moss today (and yesterday)