Wednesday 23 November 2022

Not much over this rainbow!

A slightly fresher south - SW wind, some sunshine plus heavy showers

Report and pictures by Steve Brown:

I started at the nature park just before high tide.

5 Greenfinch. 2 Goldcrest, 1 Bullfinch calling( not seen), 12 Goldfinch, 4 Long~tailed tits


Red Nab to the Saltmarsh

tide was in by now, 150+Oystercatchers resting on red nab, 4 black-headed gulls on the water, on the salt marsh c100 wigeon, 5 Linnet, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch 

North shoreline out from the children's play area on the ebbing tide.

Shag flying low towards Heysham Head, 10 Bar~tailed Godwit, c100 Knot as well as good numbers of Redshank, Curlew and Oystercatchers.


Bar-Tailed Godwit
Heysham skear (MD)
I checked what I could in the early fading light.
Eider 6
Red-breasted Merganser 5
Great Crested Grebe 3
Bar-Tailed Godwit 3 (probably some of Steve's birds)
Dunlin 20
Peregrine Falcon 2 hunting, probably why I didn't see any Knot

There were some very heavy showers

One was followed by the steepest rainbow I've ever seen.

This was the shore side

It ended just west of the exposed skear, so it must have been about a kilometre in circumference.