Monday, 9 April 2007

Still very little migration

Heysham Obs
Seawatching from the North harbour wall
Arctic skua 1 dark morph 'in' 0845 hrs (low tide 1029 hrs)
Red-throated diver 6 including one in summer plumage on the sea
Kittiwake 29 'in' one flock

Shag juvs; 1 in harbour + 1 wooden jetty, later (1330hrs) FOUR juv on wooden jetty
Little gull adult & 2 1st W outfalls
Eider pair

Vis mig
Meadow Pipit: 10 over during an interminable length of time (about 2/hr). Nothing else e.g. hirundines over the sea

Nothing - no evidence of the Willow Warbler trickle through the Lune valley & no Wheatear
A pair of Raven on pylon next to the Nature reserve. These have been seen daily recently

Herald new for the year - this is a hibernating species which seems to need a good long sleep.

Grey seal off the north harbour wall (tide too low for any cetaceans)

Three Whooper Swan still on the Lune floodplain by Farleton mid-afternoon. A scattering of Willow Warbler along the Lune from Aldcliffe through to Crook of Lune at least.