Saturday, 5 April 2008

Slow start

Heysham Obs
North Harbour Wall
NE F3/4 cloudy bright

The only bird of note was a male Merlin which flew along the North Harbour Wall at 0810, presumably a northbound migrant wondering where its food, in the form of the Meadow Pipit passage, was!

Otherwise the usual close in male Eider, plus 54 in the low tide channel and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers. No divers at all on the turn of the tide.

Grounded: Male Wheatear and a Meadow Pipit on the mound. The latter flew off north during a clear slot at 0800.
3 Linnet at the sandplant.

Ross's Goose & Barnacle Goose still Aldcliffe Marsh
Over Kellet - 12 Fieldfare
Pine Lake - 1 Swallow (which doesn't make a summer, I'm afraid).