Saturday, 28 June 2008

Routine, but did it fly over here?! See 'Elsewhere'

Heysham Obs
NHW sea watch 0805 - 1055 hrs
Gannet - on arrival 8 blogging in outer Bay then nothing until 0940 hrs 1 out + 2ad in and 2ad out were possibly the same, c20 mins apart; 1030hrs imm in (3 1/2 hrs after high tide): Total 3 in & 3 out.
Fulmar 1 out 1000hrs
Sandwich Tern 1 in 0945 & 1 out 1015 were possibly same
Mediterranean Gull 2nd S feeding on sea with BHG's
Common Tern blogging
Shelduck 6 out - one flock

Grey Seal and possibly same earlier in the harbour.

No sign of Black Guillemot

Stage 2 outfall; morning
Med. Gull - 2nd summer - possibly the above, possibly the extra bird seen Thurs pm.
Common Tern - 1 ad
Kittiwake - 2 1st S
Black-headed Gull - 1 juv

Everyone's top of the list for a new species for the area finally made it today = Cattle Egret on the Allen, then Lilian's, then Public hides from about 5pm. Perched in trees at the Moss sites. Also 3/4CY Gannet frequenting the pools! Ad Hobby Aldcliffe.