Thursday, 30 August 2007

What is being missed on the EM Pool/flood?

Heysham Obs
The usual Thursday problem with coverage! Whistle stop visit produced Ad (Czech-ringed) and 2nd W Med on the north wall.

A veritable Copper Underwing bonanza in the trap by Heysham standards....three! One of these was Svensson's CU, therefore a new species for the year

Great White Egret and 3 Spoonbill still on EM Pool but former 'distant'. GWE present all day, therefore obviously different from Marshside bird. Also 24 Little Egret, adult and juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and an Osprey nearby at the Island Mere trees at lunchtime. However, many waders are too distant for EM Pool observations and an experienced birder in the flood hide could pay dividends. Ad Med. Gull by the Stone Jetty.