Friday, 29 February 2008

Not a lot for the leap year list

Heysham Obs
The weather looked quite promising this afternoon but was wet and miserable with the wind too far to the south in the morning. However, nothing behind the IOM ferry or on a 30 minute seawatch 1430-1500hrs and the only birds of note were:

Stage 2 outfall
1100hrs: 1st and 2nd winter Little Gulls
1425hrs: 5 adult type and 1 1st W Little Gulls
1505hrs: 9 adult type and 3 1st W Little Gulls
1715hrs: 16 Little Gulls, mostly adult-types

No doubt Ray has a fancy term for this sort of increase. No Kitts or Mediterranean Gulls!

Great White Egret reportedly at the Grisedale Hide in the morning but definitely not later. No sign of the Chough at Warton Crag on Thursday=yesterday evening.