Saturday 10 May 2014

Fifteen minute cameo

Heysham Obs
About an hour was spent watching the sea just after high tide as per the forecasted change in wind to SW.  It appeared, however, to have hanged a bit earlier than that and some stuff may have been missed as the action was all in the first 15 minutes.  In order of appearance 0915-0930:

Sea 0912-1010 intermittently
Black Tern - singleton slowly but rather distantly 'in'
Common Scoter - flock of 9 'out'
Gannet - flock of 7 'in' at the same time as two more distant birds 'out'
Great Skua - one out at a rapid rate of knots low over the sea down the 'shipping lane'

Outfalls area/Red Nab
LOTS of large gulls but nothing of interest
Little Egret - 3 around
Whimbrel - 4 Red Nab

Brown House Moth