Sunday, 22 February 2009

Nothing new

Heysham Obs
Not a lot happening today so a bit of rambling. Extraneous wildlife interest this morning included 'cabbie attacked by hoodie' on Trumacar stores billboard, which was obviously not in the least amusing. In contrast, I enjoyed the following from the difference between men and women discussion on 5-live: "Men always stop to outstare monkeys at the zoo whilst women walk on and ignore them".

North harbour wall & area
Med Gull - 2 adults patrolling
Pink-footed Goose - 16 East quite high from across the Bay
Purple Sandpiper - one on the lower tiers of the outer section of the wooden jetty

Ocean Edge
Ringed Plover - 20 off Ocean Edge

Another Hebrew Character

Great Grey Shrike just SE of trig point at Dalton at SD556774 at 1410hrs but not seen by scanning the slopes from the road late afternoon. The Sand Villa Pink-footed Geese, within the LDBWS recording area, included single 1st W European Whitefront, 1st W Pale-bellied Brent and Barnacle Geese. No sign of Smew at Leighton Moss, Pine Lake or Haweswater. Polish-ringed adult Med Gull P96 on Giant Axe football field, Lancaster and another unringed ad nearby at Greyhound Bridge. Both Long (alongside/in Freeman's Wood) and Short (by Freeman's Pool)- eared owls Aldcliffe area late afternoon. NNEW on Leighton Drive Waxwing last two days -presumably gone?