Friday, 9 January 2009


Heysham Obs
North harbour wall
Twite - 2 on seed, joined briefly by 10 (2 unringed)
Med Gull - 2 adults
Purple Sandpiper - could only see one on wooden jetty at high tide
Red-throated Diver - 3 in a single sweep about an hour after HT

Red Nab
Mallard - one male
Mute Swan - 2 adults
Wigeon - minimum of 162 (some possibly hidden)

Ocean Edge
5 Redshank wandering between the deserted caravans! [A Grey Phal once did this during a gale allowing fantastic views of its lobed feet as it was ushered back to the shore!]

2 Ad & 2 juv European White-fronted Geese plus 3 Pinkfeet with Greylags on the Lune floodplain at Claughton. Best viewed from end of (muddy) track past the football club SD560663. Ad Med Morecambe Princes Crescent. 6 Scaup off Broadway. Purple Sandpiper Stone Jetty. Pair of Mandarin Devil's Bridge, Kirkby.