Saturday, 4 April 2009

Early morning seabirds missed?

Please keep half an eye on the gulls around the harbour/offshore e.g. the old Fisher's roof - lots of immatures this evening - possibilities of a white-wing.

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall 0900-1000
Gannet 3 adult 'in' & flock of 11 adult 'out'
Eider 5+5 'out'
Red-throated Diver 3 very high 'out'

Meadow Pipit 7 North

Wheatear 3 Sand Plant, 4 Near Naze rocks & 3 OE foreshore
Linnet 11 Sand Plant

Outfalls area
Purple Sandpiper - one with 182+ Turnstone

Middleton Industrial est
4 mute
9 coot
4 moorhen
3 little grebe
9 mallard
8 tufted
1 teal
0 goldeneye
1 heron

Colour-ringed Bittern showing well in front of Lilian's hide (not 'tickable' - released at Leighton). Female Brambling still at Leighton feeder. Pair of Garganey still at Aldcliffe, mainly on Freeman's Pool