Sunday, 18 January 2009

Seabirds dominate

Heysham Obs
Number Two outflow 3:20 (MD)
6 adult + 4 1st winter Little gull

Ocean Edge salt marsh (MD)
c 150 dunlin
c 150 lapwing
4 snipe
(not the weather for accurate counts)

Seawatch 1400-1600 hrs SHW/harbour
Red-throated Diver imm 'out'
Little Gull 3 'out'
Kittiwake adult + 2 imm 'in' 1 adult 'out'. Adult & imm in harbour near 'waterfall'
Guillemot 1 in harbour
Med Gull adult around harbour entrance.
Shelduck 1 'in' 3 'out'
Twite 12 over harbour
Purple Sandpiper 1 wooden jetty roosting.
Red-breasted Merganser M 'out'
Great Crested Grebe 1 on sea.

Jenny Brown's Point - 3 Kittiwake
Leighton Moss Allen Pool - Greenshank, Spotted Redshank
Conder Green - Common Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank
Junction of Quernmore Rd and Grab Lane - 3 Brambling.