Friday, 21 August 2009

Incoming tide check highlighted by distant Bonxie

Heysham Obs
Ocean Edge foreshore/Red Nab/outfalls 1125-1200hrs
Bonxie (Great Skua) - distant bird appeared after IOM ferry started coming in, circled around then appeared to land on the sea
Gannet - one imm
Med Gull - just the one juv on Red Nab
Black-tailed Godwit - one Red Nab
Ringed Plover - 47 on shingle Ocean Edge south beach; no obvious colour-ringed birds (some hard to see) but metal-ringed male

Two Spoonbill still on Eric Morecambe complex. 4CY Yellow-legged Gull by red buoy 14 as seen from Sunderland tidal road late afternoon. Wood Sandpiper briefly on Conder Pool earlier on