Saturday, 23 February 2008

More Stonechat passage

Heysham Obs
First of all, no incoming ferries of any kind in daylight this w/e. Note entry on Mike Watson's site for this area for today (see Links)

North harbour wall/wooden jetty
Red-throated Diver - one distantly floating in
Med. Gull - Ad in harbour, 2nd winter mobile along the seawall
Purple Sandpiper - Downgrade the original posting to ONE definite - flew from the Near Naze area to join what appeared to be another in the shadows with Turnstone on the wooden jetty base
Kittiwake - 2+1 adults in during a short mid-afternoon seawatch [flock of 23 JBP]

Red Nab/Stage 2 outfall
Little Gull - 1st W Stage 2 outfall
Wigeon - 124

Middleton IE
Stonechat - 2 males & one female
Goldeneye (5), Tufted Duck (6), Pochard(1), Teal (1), Little Grebe (1), Coot (16), Moorhen (5), Snipe (2)

Chough seen again from 1615 and flew into hole east side of Warton Crag Quarry at 1625hrs and was visible at the top of a crack on the north-east section of the face for at least one hour (e.g. easily twitchable from Heysham). Pale-bellied Brent Goose Sunny Slopes groyne at high tide. Chiffchaff in garden on Chatsworth road, Morecambe.