Monday, 11 May 2009

Nice weather, shame about the (lack of) terns

North Harbour Wall 0615-0940

Brisk eastnortheasterly wind and clear skies favoured vis rather than seawatching.

Just 12 Arctic Terns on the outfalls and 12 Sandwich Terns on the sandbank at low tide.
Whimbrel 1 on the skear and 4 flew into the Bay
Dunlin 18 on the skear then flew SW
Knot 50 on the skear.

Swallow 49 NE
Sand Martin 3 NE
Lesser Redpoll 14 NE
Goldfinch 2 NE
Linnet 8 NE
alba Wagtail 1

Grounded (on the sandplant mound)
Wheatear 1 female
GRASSHOPPER WARBLER -brilliant views down to 2 feet!

Yesterday - 2 Black-necked Grebes at Blea Tarn reservoir
Today - Black Tern over canal at Carnforth (details later)