Friday, 1 October 2010

Tawny Owl surprise

Heysham Obs
A racket from Long-tailed Tits by the entrance gate was followed by a Tawny Owl hoot!  Investigation revealed a large brown bird hiding in a bush.  Rather scarce on here to put it mildly.

Tawny Owl - one by gate
Treecreeper - one with above LTT flock
Goldcrest - one by gate

Inshore late afternoon
Shag - two 1CY on wooden jetty
Little Stint - juvenile with large number of Dunlin
Little Egret - one Red Nab
Wigeon - 4 Red Nab
Little Gull - ad winter on outfalls
Rock Pipit - one or two mobile birds around mound area
Med Gull - adult on sand off Ocean Edge
Wheatear - at least one Ocean Edge
Robin - at least two boxed out on the shore at Red Nab - being chased around