Friday, 3 August 2007

Tedious Med search

Heysham Obs
Outfalls/Red Nab/Ocean Edge mudflats
2,000 moulting Black-headed Gulls, just two Meds this lunchtime on the incoming tide as viewed from Red Nab (Ad & 1st S).

No evidence of any movements today

Again the very low numbers of common species was the main theme. Top was Straw Underwing with just 8 and Common Rustic comprised just one! Sandy Carpet (I think!) and Rosy Minor new for the year.

Sandy Carpet. Thanks Reuben

Up to 3 Spoonbill and 13 Little Egret Leighton Moss area. Adult Hobby targeting the embryonic Swallow roost at Melling maize field this pm. Red Kite in the X of Greet area flew over Whitray towards the head of the Dunsop valley. Untagged.