Monday 25 January 2016

Dark-bellied Brents

Heysham Obs
Quite a bit of coverage today, mainly relating to watching what the tide flushed out of the saltmarsh

Ocean Edge saltmarsh
Snipe - 7
Jack Snipe - 1
Reed Bunting - 3
No pipits - still 'need' Rock Pipit for year in recording area

Other coastal sightings
Dark-bellied Brent Goose - flock of four, first seen at 1020 from NHW flying round the wooden jetty, then around Red Nab, then flying towards Potts Corner before returning to Red Nab and joining the Wigeon flock
Med Gull - presumably the Czech bird on Fisher's roof - starting to come into summer plumage if it was that bird
Wigeon - 120

Heysham village
Male Blackcap still present

Sunday 24th

Heysham Obs

Unremarkable WeBS day and not a lot else apart from ground-breaking Jackdaw record!

Jack Snipe - one possibly two Ocean Edge saltmarsh
Med Gull - adult Fishers roof
Jackdaw - 7 in field off Knowsley Road on northern edge of recording area - MEGA!!