Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Earlyish and late north harbour wall coverage

Heysham Obs
Possibly due to an aggressive spam filter/deleter, I have definitely not received 7 e-mails sent this week. There may be others. Please could you re-send [or text 07989866487]. Apologies, therefore, for lack of responses. Thanks. Pete (see contact details in RH column)

North harbour wall
0940-1040 hrs
Red-throated Diver 2 'out'
Eider 2 'in'
Med Gull adult
Twite 13 very flighty near Sand Plant Gate as JCB removed wooden sleeper fence.
No Shag on wooden jetty

Blinding sunlight!
Med Gull - two ads to bread, including Czech-ringed bird
Shag - none at all in the harbour or on the wooden jetty - is this it until next autumn? (one Cormorant at the waterfall)

Observers: John Wood & Pete Marsh

Mostly a numbers game from Pine Lake (32 Shoveler, 227 Pochard) & Glasson area (125+ Tufted on marina) & small areas of open water left at Leighton Moss (120+ Gadwall), with additional interest being a female Scaup on Glasson marina (displaced from Freemans pool??). NNEW on Hooded Crow, any interesting raptors at Leighton Moss or any non-Little Egret in the roost there. No obvious sign of 2nd W Med at Claughton.