Saturday, 24 November 2007

winter fare

Heysham Obs

North Harbour Wall
A couple of snapshots, the first in the rain at high tide, the second on the dropping early afternoon tide:
Little Gull: adult offshore, 1045hrs
Shag: juvenile on wooden jetty with 41 Cormorant 1045hrs
Purple Sandpiper: single on North Harbour Wall on both visits
Med Gull: adult and possibly 2 second winters patrolling the North Harbour Wall - no time to thoroughly check

Ocean Edge foreshore
Jack Snipe 1,
Common Snipe 3
Twite: Flock of 38 may have been all this species, certainly those examined were,
Linnet/Twite: Mixed flock of 40 separate from the above

Red Nab

Middleton I E
Woodcock - 2 birds flushed from different areas
Snipe - 10, Tufted Duck - 5, Teal - 3, Goldeneye - 1, Mallard - 4, Coot - 7 & huge flock of Long-tailed Tits comprising at least 40 birds

Adult and 1st winter Little Gulls at Jenny Brown's Point. Great White Egret seen from Leighton Moss causeway.