Monday, 25 March 2013

Whoopers chill out

Heysham Obs

South of harbour
Wigeon - 89 Red Nab
Gadwall - pair on Red Nab
Whooper Swan - 10 arrived from the south and landed on the tidal edge at 0930 and fell asleep for at least two hours, despite the receding tide leaving them high and dry
Meadow Pipit - off-passage gang of 10

Middleton NR
Little Egret - 1
Goldeneye - female model boat  pond

North harbour wall
Twite - c100 but flighty
Red-throated Diver - one casually seen offshore (no lengthy seawatching)

Thanks to Pete Antrobus, Janet Packham for today's records