Thursday, 31 March 2011

Skua kick-start

Heysham Obs
Traffic problems led to a short belated spell of seawatching after 0915hrs

North harbour wall intermittent 0915-1330hrs
Twite - at least 15
Bonxie - one rose from the sea and flew NW into the murk at 0925hrs
Gannet - 5 out, one in
Sandwich Tern - one out
also an almost certain Ad Little Gull glimpsed at long range & 3+ probables even further out!
Wheatear - one mound

Ocean Edge area
Wheatear - just one
Common Gull - 41, mostly 2CY