Thursday, 12 November 2020

An everyday story of ordinary stuff.....

The wind was back in the prevailing SW. mainly dry, but the showers were heavy.

Just my stuff so far, possibly more to come (MD)

No sign of the Brent today, checked at either side of high water and low water.

Red Nab area - high water
Rock Pipit 2
Knot c500
Redshank c120
Some of the Redshank
Plenty of Wigeon, but scattered around

Children's play area out from Knowlys Rd - both sides of high water.
Dunlin 10
Turnstone c20
Ringed Plover 40+
There are 29 Ringed Plover on this frame

Black-headed gull

This bird was ringed near Hamburg 22/03/13. It has over wintered at Heysham for the last two years, unfortunately there have been no sightings elsewhere.

Heysham Skeer - low water
Knot c1500
Occasionally spooked by a Peregrine falcon 
Great Crested Grebe 3
Eider 3

Things don't get much more "ordinary" than this - it is the gut weed in the corner of the skeer, that the Canadian ringed Brent were feeding on yesterday
It's lusher than what's on offer by the end of the winter, 
but it hardly looks worth crossing the bay for,
 let alone the North Atlantic!