Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Still here

The Eider flock was scrutinised from chapel on Heysham Head 4.5 hours before high tide to see if the Velvet Scoter had flown off with yesterday’s Common Scoter flock, but no it was still with its winter mates, the Eiders.

There was some vis overhead:
Skylark 8 N
Pied Wagtail 3
Siskin (heard not seen) probably about 5

And over the sea:
Whooper Swan 3 NE

The drake Goldeneye was closer inshore near the skeer where at least 3000 Oystercatchers we’re feeding.

The Chough was in the second field opposite Half Moon Bay cafe.

More news later.

Ocean Edge and south wall (Malcolm)
Skylark - 3 NE
Stonechat - the usual female now on its own again on OE saltmarsh
Iceland Gull - 3CY outfall pre-tide

Ringing recovery - thanks to Mike Jackson
Herring Gull
Y:F47           2CY   30/6/17     Harewood Whin landfill, nr York  53 96N  1 17W 
Seen/photo              5/3/18       Middleton NR Lancs      110km WNW

Middleton NR (Janet and Southport birders).  Pics from Janet - thanks
Stonechat - migrant female

Iceland Gull - on model boat pond mid pm
Gadwall - fighting having lived amicably together all winter!
Teal - 8