Friday, 19 January 2007

No additional waifs and strays

Heysham Obs
Unfortunately not able to check the sea until just after high tide but there didnt seem to be anything new around following yesterdays storm

Little Gull: 19 adult and a 1st W feeding in the breaking waves between the wooden jetty and just south of Ocean Edge. None seen from the north side of the harbour

Shag: 2 by the waterfall and 13 sat on the harbour wall by the sandplant. Two Cormorants feeding in the waterfall area just after high tide were catching a small fish every 8 seconds or so.

Kittiwake: 21 sat on the edge of the south quay and a further c9 around the outfalls

Med Gull: Just the 1st W

Twite: 4 on the mound.

Good collection on the Lune/Conder estuary but nothing new: 8 Little Egret, 2 Greenshank, 3 Spotted Redshank, Whooper Swan....... plus 6 Bewicks Swans on Jeremy Lane. The Lune valley Whooper Swan flock (8 birds) was with a handful of Mute Swans about two fields to the south-west of Gressingham road bridge (at least 1000hrs)