Saturday, 21 December 2013

Wet watch from the wheel

Heysham Obs
A big black cloud which had been 'hovering' offshore decided to make a move as I was waiting for the incoming DFDS ferry.  Just missed the incoming Stena prior to that.  Decent number of birds in tow, including a lot of large gulls, but nothing startling

Harbour area, south side 0930-1015
Med Gull - 3 adults
Guillemot - 3 by the waterfall, at least one offshore
Little Gull - adult 'out'
Kittiwake - adult behind ferry
Goldfinch - 10 in the willowherb area

Friday 20th December

Heysham Obs
2 Ad Med Gulls around the harbour/outfalls, 2 Guillemot offshore

Just one or two finches north wall and no obvious food left at lunchtime (per Pete)

Winter Moth in the trap