Wednesday, 18 July 2007

Med influx including the first juv

Heysham Obs
Sorry for the late posting

Wooden jetty/harbour
Two Black Guillemot on water below the 'territory' which had been invaded by a feral pigeon. No sign of immaturity on either bird at this stage of the season. Single 1st S Shags on the harbour wall and on the wooden jetty

Outfalls/Red Nab
FOUR Med Gulls on Red Nab before seeming to fly off over the old Pontins site towards the Lune [2 x adult summer, one 1st summer, one juvenile - none ringed].

Single adult Common Tern on stage 2 outfall

Another Gatekeeper casually noted on the reserve

The two Pectoral Sandpipers were at the Allen/EM Pools yesterday but only one bird, as far as I know, was seen today and still present at 1730hrs on the EM Pool. Makes you wonder what proportion of people actually bother to 'phone things out' - sorry this is not supposed to be a 'comment' site - wont happen again. Two adult summer Spoonbill and two adult Little Egret on the flood at the eastern end of the EM Pool. Ad Yellow-legged Gull seen on the Glasson side of the Lune from Sunderland and 7 Whimbrel were on Lades Marsh (Overton-Sunderland tidal road)