Sunday, 3 April 2011

A few more seabirds

Heysham Obs
The following were seen by Mark Prestwood early morning
Arctic Skua - 2
Kittiwake - 35
Common Scoter - 1
Red-throated Diver 1

Meadow Pipit 5
On the ground
Twite 6, Linnet 1, Meadow Pipit 3, Pied Wagtail 2

Probable Iceland Gull immature flew south over the upper Hindburn with 5 LBBG mid-morning.  c10 Brambling, 4 Fieldfare, but no sign of any Mealy Redpoll Thrushgill (17 'new' Lesser Redpoll ringed & about same number of retraps).  Family party of Crossbills seen again (2 juvs being fed) and at least another 10 individuals around.