Very little air movement early on, later developing into a west breeze. Some cloud cover, but mainly warm and sunny.
Just 30 minutes seawatch 06:15-06:45 then switched to search of Heysham Head area, because:
Calls - thought golden plover initially until the penny dropped (it sounded like a Bee-eater) but right over the car and couldn’t get out in time to see it/them as flying straight into sun 0635 - so, unfortunately, that's it as far as any record goes.
|Canada goose - flock of 30 floating in|
C1600 gulls on skeer late afternoon mainly 2cy Herring.
I went down to see how the Rock Pipits were doing (MD)
Below the high cliffs there were two adult with at least two newly fledged young.
|Presumably this is the male, I don't know if he helps with the feeding when there is |
no threat, but judging by the amount of guano on this rock, he spends some time there
|She caught a couple of flies, then managed to find a Harbour Ragworm|
Before the female fed the chick she spent some time making sure the food was correctly arranged.Finally! The feed.
There could have been two additional adults, one either side of this territory. Or perhaps the male regards the whole length of the cliffs his territory and met me early and followed me off. There was another adult below the northernmost outcrop. So the very minimum number 3 adult plus 2 young.
|I like this shot - Little Egret fishing by the near rocks|
Anglers fishing on the far rocks
|Broad-bodied Chaser male|