Friday, 16 April 2010

Ground Level

No reports of the Black Guillemot today.  Whaaaat!  Just checked the tally counter & 800+ visits to this site in c36 hours c/p usual c100/day - surely not the due to a Black Guillemot!!!   Thanks very much to people who covered the sea this morning and to Tom & Mick for posting the sightings

Please note that I lost my mobile phone yesterday evening and therefore SIM cancelled.  Please text/ring Jean Roberts re-any sightings/work issues.  Thanks. Pete

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall 0640-1030
Red-throated Diver     14 Kent Channel  incl groups of 6 and 4
Red-b Merganser        12
Eider                            7
Teal                             5 and 6 on sea then in (mega!)
Sandwich Tern             20
Linnet                           5
Redpoll sp                    2
Whimbrel                     5
Meadow Pipit              3
Swallow                      4

Grey Seal                    1

Red-l Partridge!!!!       1 calling from an area south of the south round head, presumably within th PS perimeter fence. Counting this for the BTO Business challenge is on a par with Eagle Owl listing, but we'll have a try at getting away with it!  Presumably the bird seen in suburban Heysham a few days ago.