Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Freight ferry Glauc

Inverse correlation day today - the more Kittiwakes behind the IOM ferry, the less the passengers are enjoying the journey.  Unfortunately the Ben my Chree fare did not include any white-winged gulls but a juv Glaucous Gull, presumably the same as two days ago, was observed distantly behind the 1450 freight ferry in the harbour mouth, before disappearing out of the area again as many boat-followers do.

A Knot leg flag read today:
Ringed   Brenna, Porsanger NORWAY  70 30N 25 43E      26/5/13
Seen:  Near Naze, Heysham    31/1/18

No other interim sightings which is a shame.  Thanks to Richard and Jim for a quick sort out 
Kittiwake - 5 in as seen from Knowlys road, 4 in as the ferry came into port and presumably the same single adult followed both the IOM ferry and the freight ferry into port
Shag - juv on wooden jetty with a massive 135 Cormorant at HT
Glaucous Gull - see above
Pale-bellied Brent Goose - Two on OE saltmarsh on the dropping but not at HT - presumably up at Potts Corner at HT
Chough - e.g. mid pm on second field
Stonechat - female NE corner OE saltmarsh
Jack Snipe - three OE saltmarsh HT
Med Gull - Czech ad north wall, ad Knowlys horse field HT
Pintail - female Middleton no swimming pond
Pochard - 2 drakes Middleton no swimming pond