A cool night followed by a clear morning with light NW breeze. The cool breeze freshened during the day, but it was quite warm in the sun.
Late report of a Willow Warbler singing in NE corner of Heysham Nature Reserve yesterday morning.
Only caught two Lesser Redpolls and one Willow Warbler but wasn't expecting anything with the very frosty and clear conditions. No Meadow Pipits seen at all to the MP3 player.
A few singing Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs.
Cetti's Warblers - at least two singing, one each side.
A very pale bird seen against the sun towards the east of the reserve at around nine without optics was probably a Barn Owl.
Later Janet had a look around
|Long -Tailed Tit|
|Greylag goose on the main pond|
|One of the Mute nests, that's the blue ringed male .|
No Wigeon left, but still a couple of pairs of Shelduck
Rock Pipits - just one brief call from one on Red Nab. The harbour birds not seen or reported, so far.
Wheatear 1 male on foreshore in the evening
Whooper swan 34 - 09:20. They came overland, crossing the sea wall c300m north of the children's play area and continued NW towards Grange
|Some of the Whooper swans|
Meadow Pipits no more than c20 heard flying north in just over an hour.
Alba Wagtail - just two heard flying north
|Beadlet anemone - they are normally red like this one, but shades vary and green ones |
are not uncommon. Also 3 periwinkles leaving tracks as they feed.
I dropped a broken barnacle (you can't help but break barnacles as you walk over the rocks). Apologies for the poor quality of this clip, but I was feeding with one hand and "filming" with the other.