Monday, 21 September 2009

Nothing weather, nothing new

Heysham Obs
A decent thrash round doing the WeBS count produced nothing new. Earlier, the first (and only recorded) Meadow Pipit did not pass overhead until 0912hrs and this just about summed up the early morning! No vis, no ringing possible due to stronger than forecasted wind.

Coastal areas lunchtime high tide
Little Egret - one pre-tide OE saltmarsh - flew south
Med Gull - 2 x Ad & 1st W harbour mouth area
Kingfisher - one still on Red Nab
Turnstone - c140 wooden jetty but no sign of any dusky bellies amongst a tightly-packed flock on the top, nor on the lower rafters
Cormorant - 61 on wooden jetty
No Wheatear

Pink-footed Goose - flock of 60 SW at about 1200hrs

Vis by the office dawn-0830
Coal Tit - 1S
Kestrel - 1S
Chaffinch - 5S
Greenfinch - 1S
Grey Wagtail - 3 together SE
alba Wagtail - 3S
Goldfinch - 1S
Starling - 15SW
Dunnock - 1S

1 Chiffchaff

Feathered Ranunculus was new for the year & Parsnip Moth was of note

Great White Egret Leighton area in morning, then Humphrey Head & also roosted out of the area near Grange. 2 juv Little Stint Heaton Marsh