Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Scaup flock highlights some small-scale durnal migration

Heysham Obs
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North harbour wall to 0930hrs
Red-throated Diver - absolute minimum of 27, including flock of 16 summer plumaged birds gaining height as they flew into the Bay
Wigeon - flock of 7 NNE
Scaup - flock of 7 sitting on the sea & floating out (3 ad male)
Gannet - adult 'u'-turned
Twite - just c35 left
Kittiwake - flock of 40-50 NNE, then 2 NNE
A lot of small flocks of Knot and Dunlin whizzing about

Vis mig to 0930
Meadow Pipit - c220 NNE either from north wall or office but not the same birds at each!
alba Wagtail - 25 NNE
Siskin - 1 NNE
Goldfinch - 13 NNE
Chaffinch - 2 NNE
Coal Tit - 2 heading north through the reserve

Grounded night migrants