Sunday, 5 February 2012

One degree fog

Heysham Obs
No chance of intertidal survey work today!

North harbour wall
Med Gull - 2 adults, including Czech-ringed bird, on fence by anglers
Twite - 14-15 on seed (one out of 5 examined unringed)
Goldfinch - 3 on seed
Blackbird - female sandworks buckthorn

SW corner harbour
Kittiwake - just two left - ad & 2CY
Shag - still 6 by waterfall
Black Redstart - almost certainly this sitting facing (therefore definitely not Robin and 99% certain not Dunnock) on the corner of a yellow container at the north end of the the Fisher's warehouse at about 1455hrs, but couldnt relocate it (no access).  This thing, assuming the same bird, is really elusive in the extensive access-restricted suitable habitat!

Heysham village
Female Blackcap new for the year in Malcolm's garden = within the recording area in middle of SD46A