Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Same again?

Heysham Obs
Nadine confusion was resolved today!  Apparently the version at the beginning of last week, referred to at the time as being 'Nadine' was actually "Child of Nadine" which developed into the nasty rain-filled depression which 'sat on us'.  The name is still being mentioned on weather forecasts because the original Nadine is still spinning around rather aimlessly near the Azores.  A Lesser Redpoll on the north harbour wall was new in, but a semi-promising wind failed to deliver anything extra unless the IOM ferry produces in about half an hour = one adult Kittiwake which carried on into the bay
Thanks Janet - great pic for determining racial identity
....................and a summary of large chunks of today's weather
Outfalls/Red Nab area, quick check
Black Tern - juv, still there 1545hrs
Common Tern - juv, TWO juveniles late afternoon
Little Gull - ad
Med Gull - at least 8 (5+ 1CY)

North wall
8 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch and Lesser Redpoll on seed
Kittiwake ad flew into the bay just after IOM ferry
Med Gull - Czech-ringed adult

Late Flounced Rustic a surprise