Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Meds back on patrol. Belated first adult Little Gull

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall
Czech-ringed adult and two 2nd W (still growing outer primaries) Med Gull on the railings along the north wall just after high tide showing down to about 2 metres!

A flock of 21 Common Scoter was very unexpected - flying out

Wooden jetty
Male Black Guillemot chasing Turnstone and Feral Pigeons on top of the jetty! No sign of female in 10 mins observation

Adult Little Gull new in. Two Sandwich Tern but no Meds amongst 350 BH Gulls

Moulting adult Curlew Sandpiper and adult Little Stint with c350 Dunlin Sunderland before being flushed by fisherman and flying towards Overton out of sight. 3 Spoonbill and up to 18 Little Egret Leighton Moss area