Friday 3 March 2017

Distant scaup and Iceland gull remains

The first sweep of the distant channels by heysham alerts as the tide turned saw a frenzy of feeding activity by oystercatcher on rarely exposed skeers.  The channels held seaduck, mainly Eider but also a flock of welcome Scaup and something which appeared to be a female goldeneye but not certain at the range.   Oddly no Rb mergansers seen

Iceland gull - another mid to late afternoon success with bread after abortive attempts earlier in the day.

Scaup - two adult drake and three female

Gadwall - 6 model boat pond

Eider - 121