Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Kittiwake passage kickstarts in dramatic fashion

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall
Kittiwake - 1028 in, 254 out 0830-1010, 1030-1115, mostly during the first session.  The last flock (of 35) came in towards Heysham and then spiralled up and flew NE inland, very high - shades of some of the Arctic tern flocks
Eider - 168 offshore
Little Gull - 2CY out
Common Scoter - flock of 9 out
very low-flying large grey aircraft - one 'in' c1000hrs (what was it doing???)
Grey Seal - one blogging

Twite - 27 with 4/13 examined unringed
Linnet - one with above