A very cold start (see John's report) but the sun quickly warmed things up. It became more overcast by lunchtime with just sunny spells after that.
|Some of today's party on Heysham Head|
Everyone welcome tomorrow - see yesterday's post for details.
Janet had a quick look on Middleton earlier and had one species perhaps not seen later:
|Sedge warbler singing|
|The Mallard chicks ar becoming a star attraction on the main pond|
At least 10 of the original 11 today
|The darker patches are the newly forming seed mussels|
|I removed one of the dead mussels, a bit like pulling a tooth out!|
You can see the seed mussels attached to what was the exposed section.
I firmly replaced this one.
|This is a close up of the surface, most of the seed mussels are on the old mussels.|
Seed mussels grow quickly and if conditions support them they could regain this patch.
I'll keep you posted (MD)