Wednesday 17 April 2013

very rapid posting

Heysham Obs
Early morning seawatch saw just one Little Egret north (later 2 around) and 20 Twite still on the seed.  Meadow Pipit = 36 in 30 mins, including group of 22, also 7 alba Wag and a Lesser Redpoll

Lunchtime seawatch saw no sign of any Twite but two distant Gannet out and two Sandwich Tern in
Guillemot on sea

Middleton NR saw a Common Sandpiper, male Redstart, c20 Sand martin and c10 Swallow but didn't have time to check the marsh area for...................

................Grasshopper Warbler singing in the tank farm next to Heysham NR office.  Also Lesser Redpoll north

Outfalls produced 13 Arctic Tern, one Common Tern and one Sandwich Tern and about 280 mixed gulls, including 120 Common Gull

Wheatear 2
Whimbrel - 1