Thursday, 2 October 2008

Twite reappearance

Heysham Obs
Bits and pieces of coverage today

North harbour wall 1000-1020hrs
Red-throated Diver - one out
Med Gull - 3 adults (2 of these 3rd W)
Linnet - just 2 left
Shag - no more than 5 on the wooden jetty at any one time [with another 3 off the Grosvenor area with one of these in transit from there to the wooden jetty] = minimum 8 individuals seen today.

Ocean Edge/outfalls
No Dunlin this morning but 17 Ringed Plover on the mudflats of OE south end
Little Gull - 2nd W Stage 2 outfall
Twite - one at OE south end, flew towards saltmarsh

Pink-footed Goose
120+30+100 casually recorded flying south during morning. 82 S during afternoon

The trap held: 7 Red-line Quaker & single Black Rustic, Green-brindled Crescent, Angle Shades, Garden Rose Tortrix and Agonopterix spp..

Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper & Barnacle Goose Pilling Marsh. Curlew Sandpiper Cockersands, 4 Spotted Redshank Conder Green. Migrant Short-eared Owl headed south during the Caton Moor vis mig watch. No news at all from Leighton Moss area as yet today.