Friday, 2 February 2007

Annual report time

Heysham Obs
Middleton Industrial Est Wetlands. 9 – 11:30
4 Mute, 14 Coot, 3 Moorhen, 1 Little grebe (seemed very lethargic - never moved in ten minutes I walked around the “no swimming” pond), 5 Goldeneye (2 adult male), 13 Tufted, 49 Teal, 12 Mallard, 12 Snipe, 1 Heron.
Also: 1 female Stonechat, 2 Reed Buntings (first I have noted in 2007) and 1 female Merlin

Minimal coverage, most in relation to tomorrows proposed Knot cannon-netting. 10,000 Knot on the heliport, 4 Twite at the north harbour wall mound feeder and 1st W Med Gull patrolling the north harbour wall.

Goldeneye displaying at Middleton. Thanks Cliff

50 copies of the 2006 report printed today - should be on sale at Leighton, by Monday at the earliest, for £4 and via Heysham office for £3-50.