Very light west wind in the morning, increased slightly in the afternoon. Mainly overcast, but occasional sunny spells.
Heysham skeer - low water 12:05
Red-breasted Merganser 3
Great Crested grebe 3
Wigeon - a flock of 6 landed briefly before continuing north. They are seldom seen on the north shore.
Goldeneye 2 (male and female feeding on the south side of skeer)
|Goldeneye in front of Conger rock, Eider behind|
They were a lot further out than these clips suggest. The flat sea providing no perspective
Pale-bellied Brent goose 2 feeding on the southern skeer edge. Two have fed here regularly. No reports yet of how many ended up out from the children's play area.
Rock Pipit 1 on the foreshore
Jackdaw 36 north over Heysham Village 14:00
There were a couple of green jelly blobs again today (see yesterday's post).
|This one was still anchored to some seaweed, |
it was the weed that has come detached
After learning a bit more about them yesterday, I wanted a closer inspection. This image shows that the jelly is actually clear, it's the tiny green eggs that give it its colour.
|This image will be slightly sharper if you open it.|
I returned it to a permanent rock pool and secured the weed with a stone.
The eggs should be fine barring heavy storms.