Friday 14 September 2012

Pinkfeet but little else

Heysham Obs
A marginal-strength wind with a tiny fraction of north of west in it was predictably, on the first day of the blow, a bit of a waste of time for seawatching.  This was somewhat as expected but we all felt we needed to go through the motions of a bit of coverage

North wall 0700-1100ish
Auk spp - 2 out, one in
Skua spp - 1 very distantly out coinciding with definite Arctic at Rossall
Pink-footed Goose - 60+25+65+63+37+20+25+8 SE (303)
Wheatear - one
Med Gull - Czech-ringed bird plus a 1CY

Outfalls/Red Nab
Common Tern - one juv for second day
Arctic Tern - one with the above briefly
Little Gull - adult
Med Gull - 2 2CY, 2 1CY, 2 ad

Two Red Admirals on the buddliea, the highest count of the year!