Saturday 3 September 2016

Black rustic today's first of the year

Heysham outfalls
Covered at two stages - an earyish check when a fair wadge of stuff was feeding on the seaward end of the outfalls and a later check as the tide rolled it and neutralised that source of food. Typically two key birds had moved on by the second check

Outfalls and area (thanks Ian for later check)
Black tern - one distantly, probably a juv, moved from outer hey one to outer hey two. Then lost
Little gull - winter ad hey two then later inshore, what was probably a 2cy moulted into 2nd winter plumage was distantly on hey one at the same time
Med gull - between us located 4x 2cy, 3x juv and 2 x ad