Wednesday, 6 February 2008

At least one Purple Sandpiper still present

Heysham Obs
Waders on the old wooden jetty are difficult to observe in contrast to the 1980s when you could walk along it and count the Purple Sandpipers! Thanks to John and John for information/earlier update.

Wooden Jetty
One Purple Sandpiper

IOM passenger ferry following
c10 Kittiwake
1st W Little Gull
Med Gull - probably the usual south of the harbour adult which flew off back out along the shipping lane with all the above

North harbour wall/sandworks/mound
Ad & 2nd W Med Gulls patrolling
18 Twite & 4 Linnet (& Wren)

Stage 2 outfall/Red Nab
90 Wigeon
1st W Little Gull

Pale-bellied Brent Goose Sunny Slopes groyne. Two Spotted Redshanks still Conder Estuary and 2 male Scaup on Glasson marina. Stonechat on the summit of Ward's Stone! Peacock butterfly at Cockersands near 'leaning' barn.