Tuesday 21 April 2020

And still they come

A similar day weatherwise with warm sunshine and a cool NE stiff breeze.

Again, a valiant recording effort, with good results. But the totals could have been much higher.

Total unduplicated records to 09:40
Arctic Tern 670
Gannet 19
Sandwich Tern 32
Razorbill/Guillemot 17
Eider 125
Great-Crested Grebe - tight flock of 9 distant adult,  plus usual 6 close in
Red-Breasted Merganser  14
Turnstone 237 on wooden jetty
Knot c500 old heliport wall
Whimbrel 6

Plus a trickle north of:
Meadow pipits 27
Alba wagtail 15
Swallow 17

But the Arctics were still coming through as verified by Kevin's check from south shore 10:00 - 10:30. These records are in addition to the above.
Arctic Tern c200 including one flock of 100
Common Redstart 1 male, seen and heard singing
Wheatear 4

This Tawny Pinion is also one of Kevins from his trap in SD46A

Middleton Natur Reserve lunchtime
A third Mute is now on nest
Tufted pair
Mallard 2 male
Warblers - Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lesser and Common Whitethroat, Cetti's and Sedge warbler.
Lardge Red Damselfly- first record this year

Another record from breeding area of one of the colour scheme Grey Wagtail
ARB67464Juv16/09/2019Heysham NR, Lancs
(M/O, R/R)
SeenAd (F)20/04/2020Killington Lake N. Shore, Cumbria, 54 32N, 2.62W Approx 37Km NNE
(Andy Robson)

Habitat in IPMR input as 'Small Stream'