Thursday, 16 September 2010

Nooks and crannies reveal a Med flock!

*** Leach's Petrel close inshore along the north harbour wall at about 1550hrs - the first ever seen at Heysham after 24 hours of north-westerlies!

Heysham Obs
Went through the motions of checking corners of the harbour etc. and there was predictably little evidence of any displacement (a few more days of WSW gales needed for this to happen).  However six gulls on the mudflats between Heysham one outfall and the wooden jetty were all Meds!

South harbour/outfalls 0930-1030
Med Gull - 3 adult, 2 2CY and one 1CY on the mudflats bwteeen Heysham one outfall and the wooden jetty, close inshore.  None darvic-ringed, but one of the adults was probably the Czech bird (wrong angle to see above tarsus metal ring)
Kittiwake - two 1CY around the harbour/outfalls
Wheatear - one by the wheel, four on the north wall
Meadow Pipit - 3 SE
Grey Wagtail - one SE

Green-brindled Crescent new for the year and very autumnal!