Tuesday 18 August 2015

More wader coverage

Heysham Obs
Had to google this site in order to access from this computer and it was preceded by a heading advert for "Date-a-twitcher.com".  I've no idea whether this is a virus, spoof or serious and not really interested.............but some of you might be!

Red Nab/Ocean Edge 1.75hrs pre-high tide
Once again absolutely no disturbance of the intertidal area around and on Red Nab during at least the incoming tide
Sandwich Tern - 2 adults on mudflats with BHG just south of OE slipway
Med Gull - 4 x adult, 3 x 2CY and just the one juv all on Red Nab
Curlew - 360 Red Nab
Redshank - 142 Red Nab, then dribbled towards OE saltmarsh
Oystercatcher - 1950 Red Nab, c1700 on mudflats in scattered groups
Grey Plover - 121 tideline off Ocean Edge nearly all in full summer - nice!
Little Gull - moulting ad Red Nab, now 5 old primaries

A candidate for Cnephasia conspersana.  We'll see