Saturday, 18 February 2017

Then there were two drake pochard

But not a lot else on a quick circuit - offshore visibility too poor for a low tide check.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Much The Same

North Harbour Wall
Czech ringed adult Med Gull
Snipe x 20+ below heliport

Middleton Nature Reserve
Gadwall x 7
Pochard x 1
Tufted x 2
Teal x 2


Thursday, 16 February 2017

Hardly anything

A quick spin round the area in a vain search for white-winged gulls on the incoming tide couldn't even produce a diving duck on the model boat pond - lots of bread and swimming dogs and its got to produce a decent seagull this spring if they carry on the good(?) work with the bread

7 Gadwall model boat pond
2 Little Egret Red Nab

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Scandinavian Herring Gull

Scandinavian Herring Gull on fishers roof
A great big 4th winter seagull seemed to fit this form on size, mantle tone, primary mirrors - very long range record shot showing it dwarfing argenteus Herring and indeed appearing bigger than a nearby Great black-backed Gull

Czech ringed adult Med Gull patrolling North Harbour Wall

60+ Snipe below Heliport with Oystercatchers

Middleton Nature Reserve

Usual 7 Gadwall plus single male Pochard and three Tufted on model boat pond.

Monday, 13 February 2017

Bittern search unearths the first woodcock of the year

Woodcock Middleton Nr

Cetti's warbler giving one burst of song middleton

60 snipe heliport

Czech med gull north wall

Injured p f goose by heliport for fourth day

Sunday Chiffchaff

A collybita type was by heysham Nr office with a small tit flock

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Fewer snipe

Just checked Ocean Edge & Red Nab at high tide.
48 common snipe
3 Jack snipe
27 Ringed plover
3 Reed bunting (single male plus male & female together)
Only other small birds were 6 house sparrow.
215 Wigeon nearby