Thursday 15 January 2015

Repeat: where are the Little Gulls?

Heysham Obs
There don't seem to be any/many Little Gulls around Shell Flat this winter judging by the lack of influxes into the Bay in what would normally be 'perfect displacement conditions'.  The same goes for Kittiwakes, but these are often more limited to big flocks rather than a steady drip feed and easily missed on todays short sea-watches as determined by the workload

Todays efforts saw:
Little Gull - one adult between Heysham one and two late afternoon
Kittiwake - 1 2CY as above & possibly an adult seen really briefly in difficult conditions

Another observer covered the area earlier in the day but did not report anything worthy of note

39 finches on the north wall with 17 Linnet, rest Goldfinch & no Twite