Sunday 10 May 2015

House Sparrow hits a new 10k square

Heysham Obs
A female House Sparrow joined the select list of species to have graced SD36V this morning - this square is 99% sea/intertidal.  The rest was a bit dire but perhaps missed some early morning stuff

North wall 0640-0910
Swallow - 100 NE
House Martin - 6 NE
Sand Martin - 1 NE
Wheatear - probably 5 'in-off'
House Sparrow - female grounded briefly at the end of the mound
Arctic Skua - dark morph in, very distantly, at about 0655
Sandwich Tern - two on posts
Gannet - adult u-turned then blogged for a bit
Much reduced numbers of Turnstone

Ocean Edge foreshore
Wheatear - 11 - looked different birds from yesterday - very flighty like new arrivals and soon disappeared
White Wagtail - 1

Grey Seal harbour mouth