Sunday 3 December 2017

Green Woodpecker

The first sighting of Green Woodpecker for some time at lunchtime as it flew over the office from the tank farm towards the main reserve.  The Chough was very elusive for people searching in the usual horse fields area today with a sighting in the morning and a sighting at 1300hrs and other sightings later along the coast.  This does suggest that it is spending time on the Barrows to the south of the churchyard and accessible following the path past the churchyard and through the two arches.  Likely to be mobile over quite a large area.  Ian had it feeding along the cliff edge on this side of the Head yesterday afternoon
Thanks Jim Clift

Red-throated Diver - two together offshore towards Walney just after HT
Med Gull - Czech adult north wall railings
Chough - report from horse fields in am then another sighting there at 1300hrs and along the shore during afternoon. See above
Green Woodpecker - flew over reserve office at 1200hrs
Jack Snipe - two on tide OE saltmarsh (and 7 Snipe)
Oystercatcher - 11000 on the heliport sea wall

Heysham Head/seen from pm (thanks Gav)
Pink-footed Goose - c.100 south over Morecambe. 17 over the bay from south Cumbria towards Heysham.
Common Scoter - 1 with the Eiders.
Pintail - 1 drake south over the bay
Red-throated Diver - 2  (almost certainly additional to above which were higher in the tide cycle towards Walney)
Little Egret - 4
Great Crested Grebe - 2
Bar-tailed Godwit - 14
Peregrine - 1
Goldcrest - 2 (churchyard)
Rock Pipit - 1