Thursday, 14 August 2008

Gannet influx

See yesterdays posting re-these two recent additions to the Heysham list - Stenoptilia zophodactylus (note the diagnostic white legs) and Plain Pug. Thanks John

Heysham Obs
Offshore from Ocean Edge/north harbour wall
Gannet - very difficult to work out how many but a minimum of 27 and maximum of 41
Manx Shearwater - 4 very distant birds together
Mute Swan - one south

Red Nab/Ocean Edge inshore
Little Gull - the usual three
Med. Gull - one adult
Sandwich Tern - 3

Wooden jetty/north wall mound
Wheatear - one mound
Turnstone - 62 on wooden jetty

Barred Rivulet the most notable, also one Silver Y

Ad Yellow -legged Gull alongside the Lune Estuary between Glasson and Sunderland on the Fylde side late afternoon