Tuesday 30 August 2011

The north-westerly fails to slacken

Heysham Obs
I used to look forward to fresh-strong north-westerlies whilst pioneering Ramore Head in the early 1970s with Dave Melville and Liz & Steve Harris, but they are absolutely useless for Morecambe Bay.

Heysham Office
A short ringing session before the wind reached twice the forecasted strength included a Whitethroat and Willow Warbler

Outfalls/Red Nab/Ocean Edge
Med Gull - 5 juv/1st W, 4 adult and single 2CY
Little Gull - 2CY and ad
Good numbers of waders reported - all rather distantly along the tideline to the south, including Bar-tailed Godwit

Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing highlighted a surprisngly good catch