Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Highest Ben My Chree Kittiwake count this year

Heysham Obs
Outfalls/Red Nab
Little Gull - at least three (one of each age) Stage 2 outfall
Wigeon - 70 Red Nab

Lunchtime ferries
Kittiwake - c70 followed the IOM passenger ferry in with c30 still behind as it turned into the harbour, the rest mostly followed an outgoing freight ferry as they crossed
Little Gull - one adult which turned round & flew out before reaching the wooden jetty
Med Gull - presumably the usual south of the harbour bird followed the ferry in before flying out along the shipping lane

Mound area
Twite/Linnet - 18 & 7 respectively sandworks entrance

North harbour wall/harbour
Ad & 2nd W Med Gulls

Pale-bellied Brent Goose Heysham Sunny Slopes groyne. Purple Sandpiper Morecambe Stone jetty.