Wednesday 26 May 2021

The wind eased, as did the sightings - still, not bad though!

The wind had eased slightly today, still largely from the west. A few sunny spells and the odd shower.

Seawatch report from Pete:
Heysham 0715-0915: watching from back of harbour as yesterday for shelter.  All birds heading in unless specified: 
2 dark morph Arctic Skua early on up the Kent channel
1 Common Tern blogging in harbour mouth
3 Sandwich Tern
5 Common Scoter
11 Sanderling
22 Swallow. 
Last hour like watching paint dry so didn’t stay for tide

A nice shot of a Sedge Warbler from Janet 
On the hedgerow Middleton Rd yesterday 

Heysham skear low water 18:50 (MD)
Arctic Skua 1 dark morph 
Eider c25
Great Crested grebe 6 - these two were displaying
Curlew 6
Turnstone 6
Sanderling 11 (wonder if they were the same 11 that Pete saw coming in this morning)
Little Egret 8 - these four were shrimping
On these very high spring tides the water ebbs so quickly that shrimps and small fish become stranded in shallow pools.

No sign of an Osprey this evening.