Monday, 26 January 2009

Snipe surprise

Heysham Obs
Ocean Edge foreshore/Red Nab
Snipe - at least 28 roosting out in the open on Red Nab (saltmarsh not covered by tide)!
Wigeon - 94
Red-throated Diver - one on sea far offshore
Little Gull - 1st W sat on the calm sea

Moneyclose Lane
Catkins agg. (alder?)

North harbour wall
Shag - juv still on the wooden jetty
Med Gull - two adults together on the railings
Twite - 42
Red-throated Diver - one far offshore, prob same as above

Observers: Alan Draper, Jen & Jeff Butcher, Pete Marsh

Egyptian Goose with Greylags in fields at northern end of Leighton Moss. 21 Little Egrets in the island roost at Leighton Moss