Sunday 22 September 2013

A day nothing much happened

Heysham Obs
By far the best was a Lesser Whitethroat seen briefly and heard calling by the office late afternoon

The morning consisted of 2.5 hours of mist nets without a single bird (the feeders had run out the day before and there was no vis/grounded)

It was WeBS day and only had time to observe the latter stages of the incoming tide with at least 20 Meds scattered around

For the second day running there appeared to be hordes on the seawall towards the outfalls although some of these seemed to be dog walkers, but not a peep as regards posting the Bonaparte's Gull, although didn't get chance to speak to anyone directly.  So its done its calm-sea bunk again?

176 Turnstone were on the wooden jetty but the views obtained could not rule out Purple Sandpiper lurking in the flock.  78 Cormorants were also there