Sunday, 25 November 2007

Disorientated Little Gull

Heysham Obs
Recorded from by the office 0930-1130
Little Gull 1st W 1000 hrs. This flew west past office and Obs. tower!
Sparrowhawk male on Reserve
Goldfinch 3 over
Starling 3 NW + 3W
Long-tailed Tit 4
Goldcrest 2
Pied Wagtail 1

South harbour wall
TWO Purple Sandpiper on rocks blow the lighthouse mid-morning.

North harbour wall
Just the usual adult and 2nd W Med Gulls with nothing on the sea other than 2 Great-crested Grebs and no small birds of note seen

Ringed Plover 5
Knot c250
Oystercatcher c300

Thanks to Malcolm, Mark and John.

Great White Egret Leighton Moss, including coming in to roost with 10(+?) Little Egret. Belgian-ringed Ad Med Gull Morecambe Broadway. Guillemot floating in on the tide past Cockersands (this is presumably a long-staying bird irregularly reported). [Ad Iceland Gull seen at Walney today, unfortunately heading north up the open sea side]