Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Still too clear & windy

Heysham Obs
This is a very disappointing waste of a potentially good weather synopsis as it has been far too clear and windy, but it should change for the better tonight with lighter winds and poorer visibility. Decent searching weather should hold until the weekend

No vis recorded this morning, but three nets were erected for most of the morning and only produced 2 new Robin and 2 new Goldcrest of overnight migrant interest. A small scale Meadow Pipit passage seemed to involve no more than 70 or so birds in the first two-three hours of the day

North harbour wall/outfalls at low tide
Med Gull - single adults 'both sides'
Shag - just one juv on wooden jetty (& only 2 Cormorants) but no sign of any other Shag in harbour - where are they feeding??

3 Crossbill SE over Caton Moor at 0755hrs. 3rd W YL Gull Glasson & juv Curlew Sandpiper Cockersands