Thursday, 14 December 2006

The gales are over?

December 14th 2006
Very poor visibility today and a marked reduction in wind speed over the middle part of the day. There appeared to be a reduction in the number of Shags in the harbour with just 20 counted around the intake area. Little Gulls were lingering around the harbour mouth area and outfalls with at least 8 adults. About 25 Kittiwakes were seen around the harbour/outfalls but neither the IOM nor any of the freight ferries were checked for 'followers'.

Just some late news from Ray Hobbs who had two Leach's Petrels off the Morecambe Town Hall during the last half hour of daylight yesterday (13th) - this brings the total sightings for the 13th to four. The Glossy Ibis was on the pager for Fluke Hall area.