Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Cutting-edge fieldcraft produces the Purp

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall low tide
Poor visibility, so offshore potential severely curtailed

Purple Sandpiper - After spending 25 minutes scouring the seawall skeers and under the wooden jetty from the end of the NHW, chucked some bread out of the window for Med Gull. This dramatic act flushed 5 Turnstone and..........................! It remained alongside the seawall but was hard to locate. There are a lot of sizeable boulders on the skeer to hide behind, just like the end of the Stone Jetty
Med Gull - none seen
'Twinnet' - none seen
Red-throated Diver - 1 visible
Red-breasted Merganser - pair
Eider - one male

Purple Sandpiper at the Stone Jetty