Friday, 27 April 2012

Swift added to the year list

Heysham Obs
North harbour wall early morning to 1030hrs
Not a lot during the final hour as the wind went west of north.   However, the forecast is for a week of east to north-east winds so should be pretty good for seabirds at least
Arctic Tern  - 113 'in'
"Commic" Tern - very distant flock of c150 'in', presumably Arctic
Sandwich Tern - 91 'in' and c200 blogging
Gannet - 2
Swift - 1
Swallow - 5
Arctic Skua - 3:  dark morph in 0839hrs, 2 dark morph in 0915hrs

Other sightings
Meadow Pipit - flock of 3 NE by the office
Goldfinch - 15 (flock) NE over office
Wheatear - 15 grounded at Ocean Edge and 3 at the north wall