Wednesday 29 April 2015

Bonxie and better still Goosander!

Heysham Obs
More perseverance on the sea lead to an earlier start this morning and a good job as it soon went completely dead

Sea 0715-0900ish
Dunlin - 45 S
Red-throated Diver - 2 south
Gannet - one south
Auk - one south (distant, prob Razorbill)
Great Skua (Bonxie) - one sat on sea then flew into bay 0730
Goosander - male flew high to south

Ocean Edge/Red Nab
Common Gull - 94
Black-tailed Godwit - one feeding close inshore by Red Nab
Wheatear - 7
Little Egret - one Red Nab

Middleton NR
Reed Warbler - three singing male main reedbed
Little Egret - one no swimming pond (one on HNR dipping pond yesterday!)
Tufted Duck - 7
Mute Swan - 6 2CY scrapping