Friday, 10 October 2008

Wrong place, wrong time, wrong weather

Heysham Obs
An M6/M5 fest left Heysham to other observers today as the site was on the edge of the "Scottish weather", as opposed to the clear Cornish conditions sending the Alder Flycatcher on its way. In other words a complete waste of a peak migration-time October day in both cases (especially with four available observers at Heysham).

Ad Arctic Tern still lingering (per Reuben)

One hour's vis mig by the office
Grey Wagtail - 1
Greenfinch - 6
Chaffinch - 5

North wall
Shag - 2 juvs
Linnet - small number on nyger seed
No Meds!

Firecrest reportedly with Goldcrests by Lilian's Hide on 8/10 (Leighton Moss book). Ad F Ferruginous x Pochard hybrid Pine Lake. 2 more juv Shag Morecambe Stone Jetty. 14 Little Egret Aldcliffe - highest single count of feeding birds on Lune Estuary