Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Slavonian Grebe & even more enthusiastic Sean

Heysham Obs
North & south Harbour Walls
Slavonian Grebe emerged from the harbour area at about 9am.  It disappeared after a boat came out.  Excellent views included the red iris! (thanks Sean)
Purple Sandpiper - 3 seen at high tide with 105 Turnstone
Med Gull - 2 adults, one with full black hood.
c40 Twite on the gasholder.
Song Thrush on the mound
Cormorant 42
Great Crested Grebe 5
Pink-footed Goose 100 (S to N) and 15 (N to S)
Wigeon 86
Eider 2
RB Merganser 6 (2 male and 4 females)
Peregrine 1 (bombed some Knot just when I was leaving - nice parting gift)
Bar-tailed Godwit 2,000
Knot 10-15,000+
Linnet - 2

Grey Seal seen on the incoming tide.

Office area
Hut feeders filled on a late quick visit - Great Tit (4)  and Blackbirds (2) only seen.

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