Monday, 30 April 2018

Complete contrast to this day last year!

See archive for this day last year.  The thing is the wind was not too far off being promising - just too much north in it and perhaps the weather was a little too horrendous 'down south'.  Looks like all change tonight with an overnight corridor from at least northern France.  Early start!  A bit of a shame for the RSPB group but at least it didn't rain.  Pics (all taken today) from Janet other than Osprey (Malcolm).  Thanks for these.

Arctic Tern - 7 at low tide, 27 very distant later
Sandwich Tern - 30-35 at low tide
Common Tern - singleton at low tide
Shag - usual 2CY
Common Sandpiper - one by outfalls
Osprey - one causing havoc over Heysham skeer in the evening, then ESE
Guillemot - winter plumage/2CY harbour mouth area
Gadwall - one with chicks Middleton
Redpoll - one north over Heysham Head
Great-crested Grebe - still 6 hanging in offshore
8 species of warbler for the RSPB group Middleton; surprisingly Whitethroat still absent there

Grey Seal - 2 offshore