Sunday 20 November 2022

Not much variety today!

A light westish wind, with sunshine in the morning, but heavy showers in the afternoon

South shore
Just a quick morning check from saltmarsh to Red Nab, found the "cupboard" pretty much bare! (MD)
No passerines on/around saltmarsh, one day I'll see what purges them.
Greenfinch 3 and Rock Pipit 1 on Red Nab
No Shelduck but c150 Wigeon on Red Nab.

North Shore
Steve Brown checked Heysham Head whilst on dog walking duties and didn't fare much better, but at least he managed a couple of nice shots.
c25 Redshank, and 5 curlew on the shore,  1 Rock pipit, 2 Goldfinch and 5 Linnet over
Red-breasted Merganser 1 male

Male Red-breasted Merganser

Pete manage to find an immature Shag feeding near the skear

I checked the skear (MD)
Great Crested Grebe 3
Red-breasted Merganser 2
Eider 4 all individuals - 2 male + 2 female. This male was watching the world go by, and saw just about as much as I did!

Apart from the Oystercatcher, Curlew, Redshank and Turnstone there were:
Knot c250
Dunlin 5
Bar-Tailed Godwit 12