Sunday, 23 June 2013

Manx Shearwaters

North Wall - 13.15 - 14.30hrs

Manx Shearwaters - 33 out (10, 6, 6, 5 and 4) - the group of 5 were very close in (less than a quarter of the distance to the buoys) and I did'nt have the camera to hand. Drat!!
Fulmar - 1 out

Middleton NR - model boat pond - 12.50 - 13.10hrs
 Middleton Skylark - a few days ago!

Mute Swan - 2 ad. + 7 cygnets
Little Ringed Plover still present

Plenty of Swifts, Swallows & House Martins over the water

Pete Cook

Outfalls need a real grilling at low tide!

Heysham Obs
Surely there is something amongst the clouds of immature gulls!

Saturday 22nd May
Kittiwake - 2 2CY outfalls at high tide

Sunday 23rd May
Outfalls incoming tide & 1 hr seawatching before wind went WNW
Manx Shearwater - 17 out, 9 of these in a loose group a long way out
Med Gull - 2 x 2CY Red Nab - legs on one not seen, the other unringed
Kittiwake - 2 x 2CY Red Nab/outfalls
masses of 2CY Common Gulls and smaller numbers of Black-headed Gulls

Included Cinnabar - a bit of a 'rare' in these ragwort-sensitive days (e.g. hay baling)