Thursday, 24 September 2009

Curlew Sandpiper highlights otherwise poor day

Heysham Obs
Dutiful nets were put up as they are sheltered from a useless south westerlyish direction next to the office! Dutiful coverage of Ocean Edge foreshore, with more time spent reading the newspaper than actual birding.

Grey Wagtail - amazingly four crossed an otherwise vis-less sky with just one trapped and colour-ringed. 10 Greenfinch and singles of Robin and Dunnock completed the effort.

Outfalls/OE foreshore
Kingfisher - one
Black-tailed Godwit - 3 juvs
Med Gull - one ad
Wigeon - the first two of the autumn on Red Nab
Wheatear - 3

North wall area
Whimbrel - 1
Curlew Sandpiper - one with Dunlin landed briefly by the near naze
Pink-footed Goose - 45+50 S
Nothing on the pager and even less on the LDBWS site