Monday, 2 April 2012

Not quite dead

Heysham Obs
Just a few things to keep this site going in the dreaded north-westerly winds.  Nots a bad week of weather coming up as there is a lot of work not to be distracted from.  Again loads of gulls on offshore sandbanks & Eiders tricky in choppier seas but at least 75

Sea early morning
Sandwich Tern - 4 on buoy then out, further 2 out
Red-throated Diver - 1
Common Scoter - pair flew in
Linnet - 6 nearby
Dunnock - singing in the sea buckthorn clump

Ocean Edge/Red Nab
Wigeon - pair hanging about
Redwing - flock of four in nearby bushes headed east
Meadow Pipit - at least 6 north
Mistle Thrush - one appeared to come in-off and head high inland

Third Powdered Quaker of the year