Thursday, 26 August 2010

Early return or early passage?

Heysham Obs
The main news today was an early Purple Sandpiper on the wooden jetty with c40 Turnstone (thanks Sean)

Other stuff seen during the morning by John (early) & Sean (incoming tide):
Wheatear - three north wall
Med Gull - ad north wall
Little Gull - ad outfalls
Kittiwake - 4 juvs still hanging around but more mobile/offshore than yesterday
Swallow - 30-40 blogging/south
Knot - singleton still around

Early morning by the office (too windy from the wrong direction for ringing)
Tree Pipit - 2 together south
Meadow Pipit - one south
Swallow - 4 south
Willow Warbler - 2
Whitethroat - 2