Sunday, 3 May 2015

Migrants in the rain

Heysham Obs
Worth a bit of a search when the rain stops judging by stuff visible from the car.  Record Whinchat count for the Obs and all males! = 8

Yesterdays rather oddly plumaged male Pied Flycatcher (thanks Dan)

Ocean Edge/Red Nab/outfalls
Whinchat - 4 males
Wheatear - 14, including two very large birds
Meadow Pipit - 1
White Wagtail - 1
Med Gull - yesterdays 2Cy or identical bird
Gadwall - pair on Red Nab - unexpected!
Common Gull - c180
Black-headed Gull - c210

North wall
Wheatear - 4
Whinchat - one male (heliport)
Arctic Tern - 4+10+6 in 0735-0740, nothing after that as tide came in
Sandwich Tern - all heading in this morning, no bloggers - 22 in 0730-0745, just one thereafter until 0900

South harbour area
Purple Sandpiper - at least one
Wheatear - 5
Sedge Warbler - 1!

Middleton NR
Whinchat - male near the bottle dump, male west of the western marsh

Recycling centre road
Whinchat - male in the horse paddock within the recording area
Wheatear - 1

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