Thursday, 8 January 2015

Purple sandpiper joins the year list

Heysham obs
Presumably "The" often elusive purple sandpiper was fortunately on the edge of a compact flock on the heliport seawall at high tide.

Only other bird of note during very limited observation was the adult med gull above what must be record numbers of anglers for a weekday.

I wonder if the sw to west winds are going to be sustained enough to produce the goods without wholesale  cancellation of a good source of birds - incoming ferries. We'll see but little gull and kittiwake have been really scarce despite some fairly promising days this winter