Thursday, 16 October 2008

Record Little Egret count....but Redwings not quite here

Heysham Obs
342 Redwing over High Tatham in the first 25 mins of the day with clarity to the east and thick shower clouds to the west............but only two separate birds over Heysham by 1000hrs. Little Egrets reached record numbers for here with four fighting it out for feeding space in OE saltmarsh creeks!

Vis 0805-0835 & intermittently to 1000hrs
Meadow Pipit - 1
Redwing - 2
Chaffinch - 26
Greenfinch - 25
alba Wagtail - 6
Redpoll agg (almost certainly not a Lesser on call) - 1
Coal Tit - 1+1 S
Whooper Swan - 5 southish way out to sea

One Goldcrest heard and one Blackbird flew inland!

OE foreshore/Red Nab area
Twite - 4
Little Egret - 4
Linnet - 32

Tree Rat Moneyclose Lane

6 Whooper Swans have returned to the Lune valley - in Melling fields all day. 342 Redwing west over High Tatham 0710-0730 (max flock 117). female Firecrest and at least 4 Chiffchaff, Milking Stile Lane Lancaster just east of nursery (access off Willow Lane, Marsh Estate). Ruddy Duck still Pine Lake yesterday.