Monday, 23 May 2011

Where were the heavy showers?

Heysham Obs
The lunchtime clear-out saw 8/8 cloud & driving rain & 'nil' visibility turn to 0/8 in the form of a well-defined line and blazing blue skies for the whole of the rest of the afternoon tide!  The seawatching started reasonably well, then went downhill with great rapidity, despite a decent wind.  Its no good without the squalls!

North harbour wall 1230 to 1400, then a brief visit late afternoon in awful light
Pomarine Skua - light adult blogging about 1245hrs, then flew 'in' quite close, then may have landed on the sea
Arctic Skua - dark morph in/across at 1325 (up to 7 dark-morph off JBP later in the afternoon)
Gannet - 2
Manx Shearwater - 3

Arctic Tern - 5
Common Tern - 2
Kittiwake - 2CY