Sunday, 11 May 2008

Bits and bobs

Heysham Obs
Very poor visibility this morning and a birdrace team achieved the nigh impossible and dipped out on Arctic and Common Tern this morning.
Nevertheless, Black Guillemot, Sandwich Tern and Purple Sandpiper were available

Heysham north wall early-mid am
Purple Sandpiper
Black Guillemot
14 Common Scoter in transit
14 or so Sandwich Tern blogging
NO Arctic or Common Tern!
The original 1st W-type Med Gull (not yesterdays 'fly-through')

Outfalls etc pm
Arctic tern 6 on end of Stage 2
Turnstone min. 100 Wooden Jetty
Peregrine over Power Station

Cuckoo Upper Hindburndale. Crossbill heard distantly Thrushgill plantation [Bonapartes Gull still Stocks Res]. Yesterday, single Fieldfare near Botton head Farm and Hobby flew due north high over Lowgill as viewed from Botton Head road at c1730hrs (definitely not the local Merlin!). No sign Temminck's Stint. Ad & 3+ juv Long-eared Owl Leck Fell - latter 'squeaky gating' near dusk