Monday, 6 September 2010

Whats hiding in bent-double bushes?

Heysham Obs
Mound/heliport area
Shag - 1CY on the wooden jetty
Whinchat - one
Wheatear - 7
Phyllosc - one seen v briefly
Pied Wagtail - 8
Meadow Pipit - one
Linnet - now 12
Robin - one
Swallow - 8 south the only vis

Ocean Edge/Red Nab high tide
Wigeon - first of the autumn on Red Nab
Kingfisher - one (seen yesterday by Malcolm)
Med Gull - 3 adult, 2 1CY (no rings seen)
No Sandwich tern
Swallow - 5 SE (coasting)

Office/harbour/outfalls/dog track circuit pm
The western side of the of the screening planting along the dog track was sheltered.
Pied Flycatcher - Female/imm in long-leaved willow, flycatching & calling fairly frequently near the dog walk pond
Chiffchaff - 8 along the dog track, many with 'swee' calls or slightly dysllabic variations on this
Sedge Warbler - juvenile in the Rosebay along the south harbour wall!
Med. Gull - one of the 1CYs on Heysham one outfall (2 1CY Common Gull Heysham 2)
Wheatear - 2 Red Nab
Swallow - 44 south