Very light SSW breeze early on moved to SW and became slightly fresher. Sunny till lunchtime then overcast for the rest of the day.
A few observers were seawatching (Jean, Doreen, Dan and Pete - apologies if I've missed anyone) summary by Pete:
Sea incoming tide Heysham:
Common Scoter 85
Sandwich Tern 74
Black Guillemot 1 in summer plumage
Red throated diver 1,
Arctic Skua 4 (but a Pomarine and 4 other Arctic Skuas seen off Rossall didn’t come through)
|One of two dark morph Arctic Skuas missed passing through Heysham, but seen |
and photographed by Dan Haywood from the Stone Jetty in Morecambe
Pink-Footed goose 138 (plus one Unidentified small goose)
Dark- bellied Brent 1
Manx Shearwater 7
Goosander 2 (not common here)
Mediterranean gull 1 second calendar year
242 Common Gull. Many of these floating in.
Not a single Arctic Tern despite small flocks passing Rossall - puzzling - maybe the Lune is the new overland route!
Harbour Porpoise 1
Grey Seal 3
|One of yesterday's Grey Seals "bottling"|
Picture by Kevin
A couple more shots from Kevin:
|Whimbrel and Little Egret|
|Redshank and Dunlin|
Another record of a colour ringed Grey Wagtail received (see scheme details on side bar to right)
|Thanks to Mike Pickwell for this record and picture|
Amazingly the first from perhaps the theoretically most likely breeding river to the north - the Kent!
AXH0491/Lime over metal/red over red
Ringed: Middleton NR, nr Heysham as 1st winter bird 31/8/20
Seen=male River Kent SD487980, near Staveley, Cumbria 26/4/21 38km NNE