Monday 13 February 2012

Cetti's highlights reasonable variety

Thanks Janet - the bottom four could make a nice mystery pic
Heysham Obs
A vocal Cetti's Warbler in the central marsh mid-afternoon

Harbour area
Twite - 33, 7 unringed, 2 ringed at Machrihanish in autumn 2011
Goldfinch - one with above
Med Gull - 2 adults
Guillemot - one
Shag - four
Kittiwake - one
No obvious sign of any Purple Sandpiper

Little Gull - 2CY, then flew offshore as the tide came in

Middleton NR
Cetti's Warbler - one calling central marsh
Returning wildfowl to thawed water comprised:  4 mute swan, 6 coot, 5 moorhen, 9 tufted duck, 2 female goldeneye, 3 teal, 5 mallard