Friday, 17 May 2013

Mixed bag

Heysham Obs
Coverage today amounted to the Heysham NR CES, about 30 minutes of watching the sea plus a midday circuit of the mound area

Heysham NR
Willow Warbler - three presumed migrant females trapped and ringed very early on
No other evidence of movement other than a Swift and 2 House Martin heading NE

North wall/outfalls area
Shelduck - flock of 7 north (odd)
Black-headed Gull - flock of 12 2CY spiralled up Arctic-tern-style and headed north-east over Heysham Head (very odd - Scandinavia or Barden Res!)
Arctic Skua - very distant dark morph in at 0847hrs
Little Egret - one Red Nab
Whinchat - female Red Nab
Wheatear - ditto
Kittiwake - usual 2CY outfalls
Swallow - c70 north
House Martin - c15 north
Swift - 2 north
Linnet - N4 in 36V
No terns seen today