Saturday, 13 August 2016

No medals for today's sightings

 Visitors reported an adult Mediterranean Gull on Red Nab
A Wheatear was seen.
That's all folks! 

Friday 12th

Heysham Obs
No Red Grouse flying in-off or more likely off-out.  A large gull on Red Nab whilst on a whistle-stop visit was awkward.  Mantle as per Yellow-legged, bill looked adult but either immaturity or staiing on the tertials, rest of it hidden by rocks.  Then it was flushed and it had 'more' old primaries than the bird the other day and no obvious white P10 spot but it was all very brief before it landed in an even worse spot with just the head visible.  It had moved when JR went down but nothing new to add ie no view of leg colour.  Couldn't find it later in sunny heat-haze

Outfalls/Red Nab
Sandwich tern - adult
Large Gull - see above
Med Gull - 1 x ad, 1 x 2CY, 3 x 1CY