Saturday, 13 February 2010

Routine calm weather fare

Heysham Obs
....including a survey vessel in and around the Kent channel which prevented a thorough diver count

North harbour wall
Med Gull - 2 adults around the angler rubbish tip
Purple Sandpiper - one on a lower section of the wooden jetty - hard to see (& 36 Turnstone, most of which were 'missed' on yesterdays WeBS)
Twite - two targeters moaning that "no-one had fed them recently and there weren't any there" (per angler). 15 on the south side of the mound
Red-throated Diver - one close inshore and definitely floating through the British Energy high seas just off Heysham One outfall!! Just one seen further out.

Ocean Edge/Red Nab
Med Gull - adult Red Nab
Black-tailed Godwit - 3 on Ocean Edge saltmarsh included the colour-ringed bird, plus another 7 by Red Nab

Absolutely zero of specific interest today on the LDBWS website - a male Ruff during a WeBS count at Bank End was a good winter record