Thursday, 16 July 2020
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
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