Wednesday, 11 February 2009


Heysham Obs
First of all, thanks to Tracy Kilifin in Heysham 2 Doc Centre for photocopying the North Lancashire Naturalists annual report. This will be available at Leighton Moss in a few days and is well worth the value at a nominal £1-50

"Seen from" the edge of the recording area
Pink-footed Goose: Monoculture ruled alongside Heysham bypass with uniform 'improved' grassland hosting perhaps the biggest flock of Pink-footed Geese I have ever seen gone through in detail not holding any other species. Perhaps about 5,150 but estimates during the day varied, perhaps indicating some coming and going.

North wall
Med Gull - 2 adults
Twite - c30 flying around the sandworks

Nothing at all wader-wise on the wooden jetty

Red Nab
Flock of 30 Turnstone appeared (in flight) to be accompanied by a Purple Sandpiper but the flock landed out of sight on Red Nab & no time to check.

Waxwing: A third-day bird at north Warton finally surfaced in the public domain and the singleton similarly remained at Leighton Drive, Lancaster. Most unusual to have two separate singletons at this stage of the winter.