Sunday 10 March 2013

Good job it is not midwinter!

Heysham Obs
Big wind-chill today - especially for the single Sand Martin at Pine lake!  WeBS count was stunningly unremarkable with just the Purple Sandpiper of note and further confirmation that the Meds have gone. Better was a gang of 5 Waxwings, mainly in the tank farm for at least 15 minutes.

Office area
Waxwing - 5 between at least 1300 and 1315hrs in the tank farm area & wouldnt touch the apples which have been stuck on the end of the branches in the mist net ride!
Long-tailed Tit -as per the weather - up to 5 still in 'feeder attendance' mode, not nestbuilding!

Purple Sandpiper - on the seawall near the harbour mouth
Turnstone - 111 roosting on what remained of Red Nab, not on the wooden jetty
Wigeon - 82 Red Nab

Twite - only seen briefly and block counted to around 100