Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Foggy vigil

North Harbour Wall

Standing on the edge of the harbour from the North Wall, the fog was so thick that the harbour couldn't be seen!  Yet it was clear as a bell at Trumacar Stores! The Nature Reserve, Ocean Edge and anywhere west of Middleton Road was shrouded in thick fog. However, standing on the North Wall between 0650 to 0850 I was unaware of the clear conditions just a short distance to the east.

Vis (!)
Pink-footed Goose - 55 going round in circles at the coast for half an hour before finally heading off N.
Meadow Pipit - 53 coming in from a north westerly and south westerly direction, landing briefly to grab a bite to eat on the mound and then heading off NE.
Pied Wagtail - 8 NE
Linnet  -4 NE
Goldfinch - 3 NE
Grey Wagtail - 1 NE
Siskin - c5 NE

Meadow Pipit - 27 at Ocean Edge.
Wheatear - 1 on the mound.

Twite - 37
Rock Pipit - 1
Mistle Thrush - 1
Starling - 8
Carrion Crow - 1