Saturday 26 August 2023

Meds dissapear

Very light and variable breeze. Some sunshine and a couple of light showers.

South Shore (MD)
Two checks again one in the morning on the ebbing tide and an evening check towards high water.
Wheatear 17 in the morning moving through very quickly. 6 on Red Nab in the evening almost certainly additional.
Five of the morning Wheatears stopped off on the wooden jetty briefly 
These are three on top of the wooden jetty lighthouse. 

Rock Pipit 3 along foreshore 
Linnet 4 on foreshore 
Goldfinch a flock of 24 were feeding at the bottom of the foreshore rocks
Peregrine Falcon 1
There were no small gulls on Red Nab and no gulls at all were feeding on either outflow. Only a single Black-Headed gull turned up to feed on the beach next to the Jetty. No Mediterranean gulls seen in the morning.

There were plenty of gulls in the evening c350 Black-Headed, mainly on the shore. 
Mediterranean gull 3 adult on Red Nab
I walked out onto the shore to check the waders on the waterline.
Curlew c250
Oystercatcher c300
Bar-Tailed Godwit 8
Knot 43
Grey Plover 32
Dunlin c150
A slightly different view of the tower at the seaward end of No.2 outflow 
with the South Lakes hills in the background 

Sandwich Tern 14 resting on shore and occasionally blogging. This youngster was after being fed, but the adult wasn't impressed!
One of the adults had a yellow darvic ring, unfortunately just beyond reading range.

Sandwich Terns