Sunday, 13 January 2013

Snipe time

Heysham Obs
High tide saw 31 Common Snipe all out on the beach trying to conceal themselves along with a single Jack Snipe.  I was just about to leave and another single Jack Snipe flew out of the only remaining spartina protruding above the water in which it must have been 'swimming'

North harbour wall/harbour area
No sign of yesterday's Shag, just the usual 2CY Cormorant on the 'waterfall'
Purple Sandpiper - wooden jetty
Med Gull - adult
Twite - c60

Ocean Edge/Red Nab
Snipe - 31
Jack Snipe - 2

Heaton Marsh south end high tide:  Rock Pipit 2, Meadow Pipit 7, Skylark 5, Reed Bunting 1 - to add to SD46 10k survey.  No sign of any waxwings at Glasson early morning.