Friday, 27 June 2008

Another grey miserable day

Heysham Obs
Sea watch 0830-0930 hrs NHW
Gannet 9 out (5ad +4imm)
Fulmar 1 out

Outfalls Stage 2
Arctic Tern 1
Little Gull 1st S

Outfalls/Red Nab late pm
Med Gull - one 2nd S
Black-headed Gull - leucistic bird
Kittiwake - 1 1st S
Common Tern - 2
Sandwich Tern - 2

No sign of Black Guillemot am, not looked for pm.

Barred Straw new for the year

Grey Seal off NHW am

Two Spotted Redshank Leighton Moss area along with 2 adult Greenshank (one ringed in Aberdeenshire).

Two second summer Meds

Heysham Obs
Red Nab roost late afternoon
2 x 2nd summer Med Gulls virtually together, one presumably the north harbour wall bird
1 x 1st S Kittiwake
1 x Sandwich Tern on outfalls (unusual)

Earlier in the day, seawatching was dreadful with just:
2 x Arctic tern
2 x Common Tern
...............passing by or remaining briefly on the outfalls

Nothing individually of note - see LDBWS site for Swift postings