There was another overnight frost, then warm in the east breeze and sunshine. I took my stroll in a sleeveless jacket today (MD).
Reed Bunting 1
|Reed Bunting - by Kevin|
Jack Snipe 1 - the tide was still miles from the marsh, this bird was accidentally flushed from the high tide line were it must have stayed from last night's tide.
Ringed Plover 3
Rock Pipit 1
|The incoming tide is corralling these Oystercatchers|
|Until they fly off to their high water roost|
|Wigeon making their way to feed on the Red Nab weed|
Meanwhile the Redshank feed in the shallows
A slight east breeze and nothing was roosting on No.2 structure!
No seal today either
I have been watching the rock pipits at Heysham Head for a week or so now. Each time there has been a pair around last years nest site below the cliff. They are usually feeding amongst the seaweed as the tide recedes (as per picture below).
Today is the first day I have seen one standing on prominent rocks whilst the other is feeding.
|Both Rock Pipits are in this shot|
|This is a nice shot of a 2nd calendar year Black-Headed gull|
flying around the Head on Friday
Middleton Nature Reserve
There are still an additional 9 adult Mute on the main pond, with the 3 juvenile. The 2 breeding adults are alone on the "no swimming" pond.
Gadwall 3 (Tim Butler pond)
Water Rail 2
There has been hardly any air movement over the previous two days. Today's breeze was slightly fresher and from the east. It created this "snow storm" from the ripe Reedmace seed heads. Just west of Imperial Way.