Tuesday 7 December 2021

Sheltered from the storm

It was wild today with very strong SE winds, but winds in this direction do not have the same impact in Heysham as those coming in off the sea. Occasional showers.

South shore
Saying we are somewhat sheltered from SE gales doesn't mean the going was easy, although the battling against the wind was for walking back along the wall, not heading out.
I had a quick look on the rising tide mid morning (MD)
Wigeon 100+
Still no Shelduck seen
Rock Pipit 1 on Red Nab
Kingfisher 1 - it looked like it had been fishing in the pool directly below the sea wall at Red Nab. Plenty of small fish get trapped there on spring tides. But it flew off when I became visible to it.
Shag 1 juvenile preening on the wooden Jetty
Juvenile Shag centre, with Cormorants on wooden jetty 

It's a little easier to see in this clip, sorry about the rolling, but it was quite blustery on the round head.

Janet had a quick look this afternoon and took these shots:
Male Wigeon battling against the wind

These Ringed Plover sheltering behind the foreshore,
add a nice bit of colour to an otherwise grey day.