Monday 4 December 2017

Chough changes sides

The Chough spent most of the day along the cliffs at Half-Moon Bay, including what seemed to be the whole of the afternoon

The Morecambe Bay Partnership Natural Ambassadors team was out in force today although some non-forecasted rain was a bit of a pain.  They have done exceptionally well raising awareness of eg the nearby heliport seawall wader roost, especially at the Half Moon Bay cafĂ© area, a thriving hub of dog walker and visitor activity.  I didn't have time to ask what the counts were today but it certainly included the highest recent Knot gathering and what seemed to be a decent Redshank roost but fewer Oystercatcher than yesterday's five-figure mass (probably due to lack of anglers on Sunny Slopes groyne roost)

Chough - mainly along the cliffs at Half-Moon Bay
Med Gull - ad fisher's roof
Knot - 2000 at heliport seawall roost
Rock Pipit - by turbine on seawall