Monday, 17 October 2016

Bit of a trawl

Heysham Obs
After being delayed as someone decided the rush hour ended at 0900 and imposed traffic control on Caton Road by the refurbishing Shell Garage to unload the contents of a huge lorry with a crane, finally made it after a pre-10m tide errand to Sunderland Point was delayed as Jean located a Yellow-browed Warbler calling in the first garden south of the toilet block!   Cue a bit of subsequent coverage of the recording area!

Heysham NR (including quarry and bushes below obs tower)
Chiffchaff - one
Goldcrest - low single figures

Ocean Edge
Rock Pipit - 1
Skylark - flock of 5 south

On quiet days waders sometimes use the seawall at high tide (thanks Janet):

North harbour wall
Linnet - 6 on seed

Heysham Head
Loads of common stuff in the sheltered trees near the churchyard including:
Chiffchaff - singing male and probably one other
Goldcrest - 5 ish
Nuthatch - 1

Dipped out on Ivy Bee next to the café at Heysham Head
3 Red Admiral Heysham Head and the following pics taken by Janet down the dog track end of Heysham NR:

Sunday 16th October

Heysham dipping pond area and webs

Yellow-browed Warbler - one appeared with very large LTT etc flock and headed north along the bushes by the dipping pond - assume same as two days ago
Long-tailed Tit - at least 16 with all seen unringed
Coal Tit - at least three
Chiffchaff - alder wood

Rock Pipit - 2 ocean edge, one north wall
Little Egret - 5 roosting on sunny slopes grpyne at high tide (ooa - seen from)