Saturday, 12 April 2008

Irritating weather

Heysham Obs
What does it do - go crystal clear, without a shower cloud to be seen in the mouth of the Bay, during the optimum early afternoon incoming tide! Not a sausage during a 45 minute seawatch for the second day running, despite a reasonable wind strength & direction.

NHwall 0800-0900
Kittiwake - flocks of 28+14, blogging, then high into the sky & lost
Red-throated Diver - 3 out
Purple Sandpiper - on rocks below wooden jetty (& 85 Turnstone)
NO passerine vis at all

Outfalls/OE foreshore
Ad Kittiwake stage 2 outfall early morning
2 Wheatear Ocean Edge foreshore

Middleton IE
1 Swallow, 2 Greylag, 2 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Mute Swan, 9 Coot, 2 Wheatear, 4 Chiffchaff

Drake Garganey on Bela at Dallam on 10th & Osprey over Over Kellett on 8th. Nothing new of interest anywhere else other than perhaps a Med Gull 'over Warton' in the afternoon. Spot. Red. Teal Bay, 13 Avocet Allen/EM Pools, at least 4 Scaup Conder area.