Tuesday 10 April 2012

Bits and pieces of early morning migration

Heysham Obs
Plenty of noisy singing male Chiffchaffs around - have the many females been able to 'get through' the currently unfavourable migration weather?  Thanks Janet.

Office area
Willow Warbler at last - singing at 0715hrs

North wall 0905-0935 (low tide)
Gannet - 3 adults out (distant)
Kittiwake - flock of 26 in then landed on sea (distant)
alba Wagtail - 12 NE, including at least two White which landed briefly
Meadow Pipit - c30 NE
Linnet - 5 NE
loads of gulls on offshore skeers/sandbanks checked

Ocean Edge
Linnet - 27 on football pitch feeding on chickweed (but no grounded wagtails)
Med Gull - 2CY outfalls
Sandwich Tern - one in channel