Thursday, 5 February 2009

Inshore shopping list

Heysham Obs
Ocean Edge
540 Dunlin
Two Mistle Thrushes amongst the caravans

North harbour wall 1600-1620ish
Very rapid acquisition of the usual inshore targets but a vast area of empty sea further out i.e. no RTDs.
Med Gull - the Czech adult homed in on the car - no bread with me!
Twite - 16 but no chance to peruse rings - late in the afternoon for connecting with this species
Purple Sandpiper - 2 below the inner end of the outer section of the wooden jetty - as usual at this stage of the incoming tide - cannot get to grips with these occasional extra birds
Kittiwake - ad (3CY?) by the harbour waterfall

Observer: Pete Marsh


No obvious sign of any Greylag by Bull Beck. Pine Lake "dead" other than a few Goosander & 140 Pochard