Thursday, 4 October 2007

The perfect weather!

Heysham Obs
This was a good day - rubbish north-westerlies at Heysham, so no guilty conscience, yet the self-same weather provided some nice survey conditions for our work on the Humber........and (perhaps a little fortunately, given the clear conditions and following wind for at least half the night) a worthwhile detour to Flamborough.

Nature reserve
Collisions with the pylon lines seem to be fortunately rare. This Knot seemed a little stunned but unharmed as it wandered about next to the classroom

Coastal areas
Kingfisher at Heysham Head, only the second record in many years of watching this area (not the outfalls as published earlier - this is a separate bird & was not reported today). More Knot, indeed c8,000 of them, on the heliport. Wheatear Half-Moon Bay. Thanks for these, Malcolm

Welcome arrival in the form of a Purple Sandpiper by the
Stone Jetty. A late Avocet (passage, not 'leftover') on the pager for the EM complex plus a Curlew Sandpiper and the long-staying Great White Egret.