Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Little Gull new in

Czech-ringed adult Med (above tarsus right leg). Thanks Mark

Heysham Obs
The only new bird found today was a Little Gull

Outfalls and area
Little Gull - 2nd W early morning but could not be found at HT
Med Gull - large adult Ocean Edge saltmarsh at HT
Twite - at least 11 OE saltmarsh and probably comprising some of the 15 'small finches' seen distantly flying south over the outfalls hide early morning
Linnet - c20 OE saltmarsh (not with Twite)
Knot - about 15,000 on this side (including Middleton) courtesy of the same or yet another dog walker on the heliport seawall

From Knowsley Road (north side of Heysham Head)
Light-bellied Brent in the region of the Sunny Slopes groyne

North wall
Ad and 2nd W Med Gulls (see pic above)

Shock horror, NO SIGN of the Great White Egret at Leighton Moss (until dusk). Four Little Egret Middleton saltmarsh along with 2 (Scandinavian) Rock Pipit. Bean Goose reported in the Melling maize field with up to 14 Whoopers sometime in the last day or so - will check tomorrow am. View this field ONLY from the layby on the southbound side of the raised section of the A683 - anything else is very dangerous. Up to 5 Green Sandpiper in the 'last day or so' on the Lune oxbows in the region of the railway line just N of Melling but some of these (at least) may be on private land