Friday, 7 March 2008

Black-tailed Godwit surprise

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall seawatch 0925-0955
Kittiwake - 15+6+21 in in very quick succession, perhaps the one flock which had fragmented
Black-tailed Godwit - flock of 5 out. This and Little Egret are perhaps inexplicably rare in the Heysham area c/f status just either side.
Red-throated Diver - 2 adult summer in together
Med Gull - 2nd summer cruising all over the place but no sign Czech-ringed adult

Wooden jetty
Two Purple Sandpiper & c80 Turnstone

Stage 2 outfall
1st W Little Gull Stage 2 outfall afternoon and seen to land for the first time for a month!

Ad white-morph Ross's Goose of unknown origin Aldcliffe Marsh from mid pm, also 2 Whooper Swan. TWO Spotted Redshank Broadway groyne plus female Scaup offshore. Chough into roost at 1620hrs.

Ross's Goose in strong winds & fading light!