Sunday, 23 January 2011

Brilliant Jack Snipe!

Heysham Obs
Whilst scoping some Linnets on the high tide shingle beach at Ocean Edge, a bouncing Jack Snipe was noted walking slowly up the beach towards the only sizeable rock.  As it neared this rock, a second sleeping bird was seen to be already there!

Ocean edge foreshore
Jack Snipe - two as above
Linnet - 13
Grey Plover - 3
Skylark - 3 together on shingle beach

North harbour wall/wooden jetty
Purple Sandpiper - at least one, possibly two but very mobile
Med Gull - the usual two adults (one Czech-ringed) by the anglers
Twite - c40

No sign of the Shorelark but has anyone checked the shingle beach at Crag Bank on the other side of the Keer?  Yellowhammer Hutton Roof Crag