Thursday 16 July 2020

Great White Egret

Wind more to SW mainly overcast, but warmer.

Morning high water check from OE (PM)
Great White Egret 1 distant - it isn't long since a GWE really was headline news. The first record at Heysham was only 2017!
Mediterranean gull - visibility not good, just 7 located.

Heysham skeer - low water (MD)
The only waders, apart from Curlew and Oystercatchers were two Turnstone.
Little Egret - at least 13
There are five here catching shrimps in the flooding channels 

Great Crested Grebe 3
This one, in not quite, summer plumage, looked like it was practicing for next year

South wall (MD)
Two quick checks
Morning - ebbing tide
Whimbrel 3
Rock pipits - 2 on Red Nab plus 1 near lighthouse nest site (not been seen here for a week)

Early evening - flooding tide
Mediterranean gull 5 adult plus 3 x 3cy (none with darvic rings)
One of the 3cy Meds 

This handsome racing pigeon was either resting, or sorting its bearing out. Either way, it was fine and quickly flew off north. Hopefully in its home coop by now.