Monday, 9 April 2012

Watching the grass grow

Heysham Obs
This product of the (welcome) rain was more interesting than the birding today on what was very much a working day after an early morning time-wasting investigation of "possible fall conditions" was quickly replaced by a moth check, followed by sitting in front of the computer screen

North harbour wall 
Half an hour produced 21 Meadow Pipit and 5 alba wagtails north-east and a lot of eye-straining checking the offshore sandbanks/skeers for coffee-coloured gulls

Outfalls/harbour mouth
Med Gull - 2CY seen on two occasions

Office feeder
A visit from a Tree Sparrow which arrived from the north-east

The day's highlight in the form of a Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet