Monday, 22 October 2007

New first winter Med

Heysham obs
A fairly quiet morning with routine vis and much smaller numbers of grounded thrushes than yesterday in rather cloudy conditions with a SSE breeze.

Redwing 15 (E and NE)
Fieldfare 6 (E)
Chaffinch 34 (S)
Pink-footed Goose 75 (N at 0755hrs) + 43 SE at 1500hrs
Siskin 4 (S)
Starling 474 (S)
alba Wagtail 6 (S)
Greenfinch 25 (S)
Brambling 1 (S)
Meadow Pipit 3 (S)

7 Siskin in alders near the classroom. Blackbird numbers probably no more than 50.

North Harbour Wall
Early afternoon visit produced no Twite or Black Guillemot but a new first winter Mediterranean Gull with a poorly defined mask. Also present were 2 second winter and 1 adult Mediterranean Gull.

Red Nab area
43 Wigeon and 300 plus Shelduck on the mudflats. c10 000 Knot off Red Nab.

A Great White Egret on the Allen Pool.