Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Auk passage and first Poms

Heysham Obs
North Harbour Wall
Got there a bit late so only had the tail-end of the early morning passage. All birds "in" unless stated:
Auk sp 54  (cf Rossall 500) - all very distant, probably Razorbill but too distant to tell.
Gannet 36
Common Scoter 1
Sandwich Tern 2
Arctic Skua 1 dark morph in at 0755
Pomarine Skua 3 adults together (one definite pale morph, the other two difficult to see underparts) into mouth of Bay then out at 0830
Swallow 4
Red-breasted Merganser 3 in, 2 out.

Wooden jetty
Turnstone 110

Jean Roberts