Sunday, 13 March 2011

Little change during the morning session

Heysham Obs
No obvious evidence of vis mig passerines etc in the morning (see Elsewhere).  Morning coverage by Alan, John and Mike Baron

Office area
Wood Pigeon -  6 together on grass by Hut
Moorhen - 1 by Hut

N Harbour Wall
Twite -  c70, scurrying about and impossible to count accurately.  c10 unringed
Linnet - 1+
Goldeneye - 3 offshore
Eider - 53+ offshore
None, following the first Clouded Drab of the year the previous night

Given the weather and temperatures, a very unexpected mass arrival of Sand Martins with at least 20 involved in sightings at Crag Foot and Pine Lake, probably 40