Thursday, 13 March 2008

Run of the mill

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall lunchtime
A double ferry arrival produced just a single following adult Kittiwake
Pink-footed Goose - flock of 205 NNW over the sea
Med Gull - 2nd summer around the harbour mouth

Wooden jetty
Single Purple Sandpiper with Turnstone

Stage 2 outfall
Little Gull - ad type & 1st W
Kittiwake - ad

Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Sunny Slopes groyne [& 1750 Oystercatcher, 63 Redshank & 74 Knot - none of which were there in yesterdays high seas, c/f Brent sighting yesterday on Carnforth Marsh]. Gull showing all the features of juv/1st W Yellow-legged on the sea, later sat on the shore by the Battery car park, with other large gulls for comparison. NNEW Chough. Still just two Avocets, a single ringtailed Hen Harrier proving surprisingly popular (posting as a Bowland resident) and 10 Bearded Tit Leighton Moss/Allen Pools