Wednesday 5 October 2011

The "preparation" day for tomorrow's seabirds?

Heysham Obs
A possibility of some Leach's action tomorrow, although I would have preferred the  cold front currently going through a little bit later on in the night.  We'll see & post any stuff pretty sharpish.  I'm just not sure where they all are at the moment with little evidence of any numbers anywhere on this side so far this autumn - have a lot of them already sneaked south post-Katia, pre-this latest lot?  No doubt the north-westerly on Friday will give the answer in the Mersey mouth if tomorrow up here does not work out

Token gesturing today with little confidence in a first (proper) day of wind producing anything

Outfalls/Red Nab
Med Gull - adult & 1CY
Little Gull - adult

Chiffchaff - 2

No exotic migrants in the Heysham trap but the catch included a surprising revival of Black Rustic (5), which seemed to have tailed off for the autumn, and a Large Wainscot