Monday, 30 March 2009

Purp trio still in place & late morning Wheatears

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall early morning low tide
Purple Sandpiper - three together right at the end of the wooden jetty on the underlying skeer
Twite - 27 - at least 3 unringed
Linnet - 8 - highest count this year - all unringed
Meadow Pipit - 2 grounded birds on the mound the only sign of any passerine migrants in the murky conditions with onshore wind

Wheatear arrival
No passerine migrants at all early on. Late morning saw 1 Wheatear on Ocean Edge & a further 36 on Half Moon Bay in two loose flocks of 25 +11.