Saturday, 19 January 2013

No snow area

Heysham Obs
The best driving conditions for over a week today with every road beautifully gritted, including a lot of effort on the dodgy sloping drive at home.

Nyger seed donations
Very many thanks for your donations, John B, John, Tom and Pete.  Definitely reduced the size of the hole in my pocket and much appreciated!  Anyone wishing to make a donation, please either call in the Heysham Nature reserve office or send to Pete Marsh, Leck View Cottage, Ashley's Farm, High Tatham LA2 8PH.  Thanks very much.

North harbour wall
Twite  104 max, although a lot of work taking place in the centrica compound kept spooking them. The 'old' Machrihanish-ringed bird (red/white right leg,metal over green/white left leg) was conspicuous, remaining on the seed when the rest were spooked
Goldfinch - 5
Linnet - 1
Song Thrush - 1
Dunnock - 1
Robin - 3
Wren - 1
Med Gull - adult
Eider - 50+
unidentified interesting-looking duck - one in the distant murk in flight (????Long-tailed) - keep an eye open in the region of the Eider flock when the light gets better
Wigeon - flock of 22 flew 'in'
No sign Shag