Friday 4 February 2011

Stormy bits and pieces

Heysham Obs
Assembling the 2010 report today - wish I'd done this as we went along as it ain't easy extracting loads of records from the blog in perhaps the best recorded year ever (except June)!

A few birds were seen:
Little Gull - adult offshore in the morning, presumed same on the outfalls from mid-pm
Pintail - flock of 33 out
Wigeon - flock of 4 out
Common Scoter - male in, landed, then out
Twite - 41 on the seed in the morning

The first Kittiwake flock of the 'spring' was off JBP at about 1300hrs (c80) - in these conditions, they often pass the Heysham sea area sitting on the water and very hard to see

Thanks to Tom & Jean