Thursday, 23 October 2008

Razorbill and first Jack Snipe of autumn

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall 0855-0925 & brief lunchtime visit
Razorbill - one out
Med Gull - 3 adults
Shag - one juv on wooden jetty, one by the harbour waterfall
Twinnet flock - just one Linnet seen!

Outfalls/OE foreshore
Arctic Tern - adult still present s2o
Little Egret - one in saltmarsh creek

Middleton IE
Jack Snipe highlighting a morning visit which also produced 16 Coot, 3 Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 16 Coot, 10 Moorhen, 10 Mallard, 5 Teal, 1 Little Grebe and 5 Redwing

Totally dead as regards new birds of interest with a couple of Goldeneye elevated to the media spotlight (LDBWS site)! 144 Fieldfare, 32 Redwing and 3 Chaffinch SW at High Tatham 0745-0815 just prior to rain