Friday 23 February 2018

Velvet Scoter on a plate...................from at least 30 x

Easy to see from the VP at Heysham Head Chapel this morning as it fed with the Eider flock at low tide and the very beginnings of tidal flow.  Hopeless in the afternoon off the Stone Jetty today - a long way out with the sun 'too far round' to pick it up before it floated past

Chough - seen pm but more elusive with the fields being drier and colder and food presumably more difficult to obtain.  This is going to get worse in the next few days if not fortnight
Iceland Gull - 3W on waterfall/harbour am, then on Red Nab for second day running late afternoon
Pink-footed Goose - 120 south
Siskin - heard Heysham Head