Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Surprisingly good ferry following

Heysham Obs
*Might be some action on the sea for Friday or Saturday morning seawatchers....with patience! Perhaps best to include watching the lunchtime ferry on Friday.

IOM passenger ferry/north harbour wall
A very quick visit coinciding with the ferry. Considering a freight ferry was on its way out and it was calm, there were a lot of birds within visible range, albeit many heading out again to trail the freight ferry. Two birdwatchers leaving the site as the passenger ferry was approaching port might have been better waiting a few minutes longer as there is very little action other than behind incoming ferries at the moment

IOM ferry followers
Kittiwake - 23 (3 1st W)
Little Gull - one ad - peeled off & flew out very early
Med. Gull - large adult, presumably the usual south of the harbour bird

North harbour wall/harbour
Ad Med in the harbour and 2nd W Med patrolling the north wall

No time to check for Purps/offshore

Purple Sandpiper at the Stone Jetty morning but not lunchtime. 2 Scaup Glasson marina, Spotted Redshank & Greenshank Conder area.