Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Nothing obviously new in

Heysham Obs
Just to remind people, if you are returning from (light better later in the day) visiting Heysham, its well worth taking a few minutes to turn right at the Overton turning along the bypass and view Heaton/Aldcliffe marsh from SD444608.  A break between tidal counts today saw 350 Pinks with 2 Euro Whitefronts with them and the highly synchronous and wary Lesser Snow Geese with the 250 or so Greylags

Inshore sightings
Twite - 12 trapped and 6 of those were unringed birds.  Earlier about 30 seen.
Med Gull - two adults on the mudflats
Shag - at least two
Kittiwake - two 2CY outfalls/harbour mouth
Ringed Plover - 19 off Ocean Edge all day
Wigeon - 84
Goldfinch - one on the seed
Meadow Pipit - one sandworks

Another Pale-brindled Beauty, this time a melanistic individual.