Friday, 4 April 2008

Dodgy Geese.

Heysham Obs
WNW F3 broken cloud
Canada and Greylag are scarce here and to get them both on the same day........

North Harbour Wall
Red-throated Diver 1 N at 0900
Greylag 3 S
Meadow Pipit 78 N
Pied Wagtail 3 N

Canada Goose 2 'out' near side of two buoys.
Goldfinch 9 North
Meadow Pipit just 3 N
Twite 5 Sand Plant Gate, one ringed with Heysham site code, rest definitely unringed.
Linnet 3 with the above

Grounded migrants
Wheatear - 1 at sandplant 0900, another (or same) at heliport at 1230hrs [none OE foreshore, but dogs]. Quick circuit of HNR noting the lack of new arrivals did include a grounded Lesser Redpoll [early for here] (& 2 Goldcrest)

Wooden jetty
Purple Sandpiper with the Turnstone

Pale-bellied Brent Goose [& 221 Redshank] Sunny Slopes groyne. One Spotted Redshank [& 112 Redshank] Broadway. Ross's Goose & Barnacle Goose still Aldcliffe.