Friday 2 May 2014

Very slow going

Heysham Obs
Bad news: Due to refurbishment of Heysham One outfall, the WHOLE of the seawall is likely to be closed and this includes locking Gate 38.  Imminent. 

A bit of effort on the sea today gave the usual sum of the parts looking rather better than actually being there staring at a largely empty sea

Sea 0700-1115
Arctic Tern - 9+21+47+29+33+5+1 'in'
Black Tern - flock of 5 'in' 1030ish
Swallow - 86 NE
Sand Martin - 1 NE
Cormorant - flock of 4 N
Little Gull - adult summer offshore early morning
Med Gull - 2CY blogging early morning

Wheatear - 9 Ocean Edge early on

Just one Lesser Redpoll reported by the reserve office and nothing suggesting any migration in the mist nets