Saturday, 14 June 2008

Highest Gannet count of the year

Heysham Obs
Subtitle: 'should have done an earlier seawatch'

North harbour wall seawatch 1050-1220
Gannet - 34 out, including an initial flock of 13 close inshore which prompted the seawatch! Just two which appeared to be full adult.
Sandwich Tern - 8 out
Med. Gull - 2nd S patrolling the north wall, after earlier being on Red Nab
Black Guillemot - briefly around wooden jetty before disappearing into a hole thereon

Red Nab high tide roost am
Sandwich Tern 2 adult + 2 blogging offshore
Knot 165
Curlew 74

Another Shaded Pug, otherwise the usual suspects with Shoulder-striped Wainscot still in second position after Heart and Dart

A visit to Leighton Moss reavealed some odds and ends around - e.g. Osprey past JBP with a fish, 2+ Little Egret still around. The Marsh Lane Heversham Quail has been showing occasionally without any "need" to use tape lures.