Monday, 2 September 2013

Disappointing apart from a few grounded migrants

Heysham Obs
Sometimes a quick whizz round connects with everything and you can get on with some work.  On other occasions it doesn't happen and the 2 hours put in over the neap tide this morning were some of the worst returns this year

Coastal areas 0830-1030
Robin - three migrants in the willow herb along the south wall, one on the north wall 'mound'
Whitethroat - one in the south harbour willow herb
Wheatear - two in sandworks, one OE foreshore
Med Gull - 11 seen (3 juvs, 3 2CY, one 3CY, rest adult or sleeping partially-obscured adult-type).  Split between the harbour mouth and red nab
Bird spp - a warblerish thing shot out of the south harbour willow herb into the power station and was brownish with a rather rounded tail.  'Not a Dunnock' was about as far as the id got in about 1.5 seconds viewing

No sign of  Bonaparte's or Little Gull

Absolute zero on the sea in 30 mins 0830-0900

Best were a Tawny Speckled Pug and an unusual September Cabbage