Friday 26 February 2016

Odds and ends of minor surprises

Heysham Obs

Magpie - two in-off to wooden jetty (didn't see them until about 300m to NW over the sea) then inland after some hopping about

Little Grebe - one fence pond Middleton getting chased around by a solitary Coot

Water Rail - 2 squealing western marsh reedbed Middleton

Gadwall - male model boat pond (but no sign of the male Pochard - grrr)

Negative on Med Gull - no sign of Czech-ringed bird in thorough check at high tide with an e.g. full quota of Black-headed Gull on Fisher's roof roost.  Fractionally earlier than usual to depart - last seen North Harbour Wall on Wednesday.

Coot - 2 model boat pond, one fence pond

Little Egret - 3 Red Nab

Wigeon - 136 Red Nab

Skylark - 3 NNE over office 1040hrs