Monday, 20 January 2014

Female Black Redstart reappears or just appears

Heysham Obs

Ocean Edge
Female Black Redstart along Ocean Edge foreshore just south of Red Nab mid afternoon (thanks Malcolm).  Suggest you walk the whole length of the foreshore round to the saltmarsh but please do not access on foot via the main gate - use the usual path through the nature park & park by the anemometer.  Ocean Edge is on annual closure at the moment and all traffic beyond the reception area is site maintenance work.  The main office is open however if you want to buy a caravan

North Harbour Wall
Finches increased during morning up to about 40 early afternoon including
Twite 15+
Goldfinch 12+
Linnet  8+
Chaffinch 1
also Robin and Dunnock
Med Gulls 3 Adults
Rock Pipit - 1

Kittiwake 2 Adults & 2CY

No sign of any Guillemot

Heliport area
Ringed Plover 27, Dunlin 31, Knot 790, Turnstone 27, Oystercatcher 3,270, Redshank 310, Curlew 1

Middleton Model Boat Pond
Scaup 2CY Male
Little Egret
Pochard female