Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Routine fare pre-midday

Heysham Obs
In general, there were lots (100+) of large gulls around today with a high proportion of immatures and if this is sustained, looks good for a passing 'white-wing' in the next few days. Concentrations on Heysham 2 outfall and the harbour intake area. No obvious evidence of passerine movement this morning.

North harbour wall
1.5 hours of mainly useless seawatching in poor visibility - a few bits and bobs in a clear slot around 0930hrs
Red-throated Diver - 1 in s.p. out, 4 in s.p. in
Carrion Crow - 1 battling its way across the bay NNW
Little Gull - ad (see outfalls)
Twite - 14 on the nyger seed, only one of these ringed [Heysham 2008]
Linnet - 4 on nyger seed

Stage 2 outfall
Ad briefly on the outer part & more 'settled' 1st W Little Gull