Sunday, 19 April 2009

Through Morning Mist

North Harbour Wall 6.00am to 10am

calm conditions but visibility very poor
Arctic Skua pale morph in at 7.20am though distant
Black Guillemot and Common Guillemot
Purple Sandpiper with Turnstones
Arctic Terns c25 : Kittiwakes 5
Sandwich Terns c35 (including 25 in view at one time on buoys ad outfall railings)
Scoter 48 (including flock of 40, which went out of bay then back in an hour later)
Gannet 1
Eider 33 (26m & 7f)
Greylag - 2 in
Red Throated Divers 5
Little Gulls 16 ( 11 adults ; all into bay)
2 Wheatear on mound
Shelduck pair inner harbour wall
Meadow Pipit 11 NE
Swallow 34 NE
alba Wagtail 8 NE
Redpoll spp - 3
Siskin - 3
Middleton Industrial Est (Evening)
Singing warblers:
1 Grasshopper
1 Lesser whitethroat
1 Sedge