Sunday, 16 March 2014

Post-winter, pre-spring migratory void

Heysham Obs
Perhaps the deadest morning this year with nothing on the sea, nothing left in the harbour, no vis, no new grounded stuff and just one or to leftovers:

Scaup - 2CY Middleton model boat pond
Tufted Duck - 14
Teal - 2
Gadwall - pair and single male

North harbour wall
Twite - 17 - looked like yesterdays birds, including the Machrihanish-ringed green/white on both legs, but only 11/17 seen properly
Linnet - 7

Much more like it!   Shoulder Stripe and Twin-spot Quaker (rare here) both new for the year.  March Moth late in the context of this spring and six each of Common Quaker and Hebrew Character