Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Hefty showers and a bit of vis

Heysham Obs
An 'early' start today for a change

Ocean Edge foreshore/Red Nab/outfalls 0800-0850hrs (low tide)
Tree Pipit - one SE
Meadow Pipit - 5 SE - first of autumn
Grey Wagtail - one grounded briefly, then SE. First perceived autumn migrant
Swallow - 14 S
House Martin - 1 S
Med Gull - 2 x juv, 2 x ad but a lot of gulls not visible at low tide
Sandwich Tern - 3 'out' along the low tide channel
Black-tailed Godwit - 9
Ringed Plover - 26
Dunlin - 11

Hey NR office area
Single Lesser Whitethroat, Chiffchaff & two Willow warbler mid-morning

The seaward end of Heysham One outfall looks a real low-tide magnet for the Sabs Gulls, Blk Terns etc we are going to get on Saturday!

Spoonbill Allen Pool, then NE, then back again! Juv Wood Sandpiper Glasson this evening