Thursday, 20 September 2007

Bits and bobs on the sea

Heysham Obs
A bit frustrating as one observer had long-range views of what appeared to be a juv Sabine's Gull following the 1600 freight ferry but it was not possible to reach the other side of the harbour quickly and this remains just a possibility.

Two lots produced the following:
Black Tern - juv gradually making its way into the Bay early afternoon
Sandwich Tern - 9 offshore late afternoon
Kittiwake - 1+3+1 in

None recorded - no early morning visit possible in poor weather

North wall
3 x 2nd W and at least one adult Med Gull cruising around

Red Nab
3 Sandwich Tern roosting late afternoon (in addition to offshore birds)

No sign of the Chough in a thorough search of the non-operational land.

Great White Egret, 2 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper Leighton Moss/EM Pool. Guillemot off Stone Jetty