Tuesday 9 May 2017

Dont give up

All the decent stuff was courtesy of Chis ringing me from Knott End about a summer plumaged Great Northern Diver which had flown and seemingly landed on the sea general heading 'in'.   No sign but distracted a bit by other things!

Sea 0645 onwards on and off
Sandwich tern - 7 in
Swallow - c40 in
Osprey - one flushed everything on Red Nab and all the power station gulls at 1000ish and headed north just inland of PS
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - 2 Red Nab later Ocean Edge saltmarsh as the tide came in
Dark-bellied Brent Goose - one with the above

Common Scoter - absolute minimum of 750 flying into the bay 1000-1030 with some almost certainly missed as I switched from OE heat-hazed views to the NHW
Wheatear - three big males OE
Lesser Redpoll - flock of 4 north
House Martin - one in
Raven - one in-off then east at OE
Whimbrel - 2 Red Nab and area

A very early Burnet Companion on Heysham Nature reserve (thanks Janet)