Thursday, 11 April 2019

Migration more interesting

North of Heysham Head - low water
Great Crested Grebe 16
Red-throated diver 1 - this bird is regularly feeding close in, between green marker and skeer. It has something orange attached, probably nylon line.
Shag 1 x 3cy
Knot 4,100
Nothing moving over sea in 40 minute watch.

Heysham Nature Reserve
Migration included:
Redstart 1 male north 07:50
Willow Warbler 15+
Chiffchaff 5+
Lesser Redpoll 3
Meadow pipit 7
Blackcap 2
Linnet 10

South shore mid afternoon
Guillemot 1. This bird has soiled belly feathers, but seems to be managing to feed sucessfully, usually near waterfall in harbour 

This picture was actually taken on Tuesday, but same bird still there today.

Rock pipit, just one feeding near lighthouse.
White wagtail. 1 male near lighthouse
Wheatear 1 - Ocean Edge foreshore
Redstart 1 male near pond before Red Nab 15:35

This is the afternoon Redstart