Monday 23 January 2012

Med quartet and two Heysham year-ticks

Heysham Obs
Please note that the Gate 38 fence work is on-going and access may/will not be possible

Gate 38/waterfall/harbour area/outfalls
A quick visit before the fencers started their work saw:
Shag - 9
Guillemot - 2
Kittiwake - 21 harbour, 4 outfalls
Med Gull - just before high tide, there were three adults on Fisher's roof and one adult patrolling the north wall - this matches one of the December days which produced four adults
Little Gull - could only see two 2CY in slightly reduced wind

Ocean Edge
No sign of Sanderling at high tide

Heysham NR
Green Woodpecker - one did a noisy circuit for the first time this year

Middleton NR
Gadwall - pair on fence pond (first of year)
Tufted Duck - 7 (5 males) on fence pond
Mallard - two pairs on fence pond
Teal - 3 in main reedbed pond
Water Rail - one calling central marsh