Common Gull 368
Mediterranean Gull 1 2nd calendar year
Sandwich Tern 8
Red-throated Diver one on water
Common Scoter 15 in
Dunlin 45 north
Pink-footed goose 4 north
Swan (sp) 26-28 north, unfortunately seen to late to allow identification
"The one that got away" refers to an Osprey. Two observers saw the waders on the shore spooked, but couldn't locate source, only to find that an Osprey had been reported heading towards the area. Later shortly after an observer left the Red Nab area, an Osprey was seen approaching Sunderland Point from Heysham - missed by minutes!
Grey seal 6
No sign of passerine migration or even swallows
Little Egret 8
These 7 together, plus the regular bird here is just out of frame. The waders flying above are Oystercatcher.
08:40 A flock heard above Heysham Head. They were above the cloud line but as the approached the skeer they dropped below the cloud.
But still very high
The late morning and afternoon sun brought the insects out
All the early flyers are still around including: Brimstone, Orange Tip, Small Tortoiseshell, Peacock, Comma and Speckled wood
New for year
Common Blue on Heysham and Middleton
Jant took a leaf out of Pete's book and took these with here phone camera.
Burnet Companion, 3 at Heysham 1 at Middleton
Broad-bodied Chaser 3 Middleton
Four-Spotted Chaser 1 Middleton
Large-red and Azure, plus new for year