Monday, 1 March 2010

Dog trouble at the Twite feeder

Heysham Obs
A pile of excrement amongst the nyger, followed by prolonged exercising of two collies today.  Hopefully temporary.  Very quick late afternoon visit today after some superb teashirt walking/surveying in flat-calm, sunny weather in the snow this morning/lunchtime near the Tan Hill.  The waders are really pawing the ground on the lower slopes as the snow cover goes on & on!

North harbour wall
No Twite!
Med Gull - 2 adults, including Czech ringed bird - these will probably be off this week, so last date of the Czech bird would be useful.  Thanks.
Red-throated Diver - two offshore
Purple Sandpiper - at least one silhoeutted on the wooden jetty

Ocean Edge/Red Nab
Black-tailed Godwit - 3 unringed birds in the saltmarsh creek
Kingfisher - one alongside the saltmarsh creek
Med Gull - adult on the mudflats to the south