Wednesday, 15 August 2007

A few migrants

Heysham Obs
Completely caught out by calm passerine migrant weather and no birders arrived prior to 0900hrs! Quite a few Willow Warbler calling from the bushes (10-15), two Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Whitethroat together in the brambles opposite the office and 5+ Wheatear on the coastal bits

Outfalls/Red Nab
4 Sandwich Tern and a 2nd W Med Gull

North harbour/heliport
2 2nd W Med Gulls and at least one adult but no sign of any Black Guillemot in a 20min visit just after HT.

The first (2) Sallow enhancing the autumnal feel

Another picturesque shot of Monday's Scalloped Hook-tip (Reuben Neville)

3 Spoonbill & 16 Little Egret Leighton area. Up to 340 Dunlin at Sunderland just 'contained' a juv Knot with a Black-tailed Godwit nearby i.e. no sign of yesterdays Curlew Sand & Little Stint.