Friday, 10 April 2009

All day interest

Heysham Obs
Coastal coverage 0730-1130 produced not a lot, a bit more later on.

Brent Goose - 16, all appearing to be dark-bellied - on sea mid afternoon, then lost as visibility reduced by rain band
Little Gull - adult almost in summer plumage Stage 2 outfall. Probably a different adult was floating/flying into the bay at 0950hrs
Sandwich Tern - 5 blogging
Little Egret - one Ocean Edge saltmarsh channel - first April record?
Med Gull - last nights 2CY (first winter plumage) on the beach off Red Nab, then later on the outfalls.
Adult summer Med Gull came in-off across the Bay at 1515 and continued south without stopping.
Purple Sandpiper - at least one with Turnstone on the wooden jetty
Kittiwake - adult outfalls

Meadow Pipit - 105 north-east, then mainly east, nothing after wind swung to light westerly at 1045ish
Siskin - 2 north-east
Linnet - 16 north-east
alba Wagtail (one definite White) - 4 north-east
Carrion Crow - 2 in-off
Jackdaw - one in-off
Red-throated Diver - 6 in, one out
Auk spp - one very distant, possibly the Black Guillemot not in s.p. from two days ago?
Guillemot - 4 floating in
Bar-tailed Godwit - 6 out
Eider - 13 in
Swallow - 1 N
Pink-footed Goose - 12 N

Willow Warbler - singing male Moneyclose Lane, 3 onthe reserve (2 silent)
Wheatear - 3 OE foreshore, one heliport
Chiffchaff - 5 (3 silent)
Goldcrest - 2
Blackcap - singing male and silent male
Reed Bunting - male grounded briefly by the NR office

Ringed Plover
3 pairs - one heliport (46A), one Ocean Edge foreshore by slipway (help!), one PS non-operational land in SW corner (both 45E)

Middleton IE 1820-2010 hrs
Willow Warbler c10 in song
Swallow 1 over
Wheatear 1
Stonechat 1

3CY Yellow legged Gull still Glasson yesterday. At least one Osprey over Aldcliffe/Lancaster just after midday. Male Redstart by Freeman's Pool. 15 House Martin Pine Lake. 1st winter Mediterranean Gull at Leighton Moss.