Only my stuff so far, and not much at that - hopefully more later (MD)
Arctic Tern - 1 juvenile feeding on No.2 outflow. At least during mid afternoon
Heysham skeer low water (12:20)
Little Egret 8
Great-Crested Grebe 5
Red-Breasted Merganser 2
An area of mussel beds on the north side of the skeer was cleared by early summer storms. This area is now being colonised by Honeycomb worms.
|At the moment they are just a few centimetres high.|
But this is a potential foundation for a reef, which can reach almost 2 metres.
|They are very similar to sand mason worms,|
But instead of building their tubes in the mud,
they form colonises on anything solid.
|This is a different area on the south side, first colonised last year.|
The clumps are getting larger and the reef starting to form.
I've never seen anything trying to eat them. You would think that the worm tubes at the edges would be relatively easy pickings.
By the way if any of you use the green marker post at the end of the old pipeline out from Heysham Head - It's gone. Hopefully it will be replaced.