Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A nice day with a few birds

Heysham Obs

** Cetti's Warbler (relocated?) along northern boundary of the wetland area.  Gave the dry rapid 'rattle' plus 3 sharp calls - very brief view showed unringed right leg at least

** Purple Sandpiper resurfaces along with a

** Guillemot - first healthy one of the year (both per Mark Nightingale)

**  Eider - record count of 777 off the north harbour wall at low tide

** Tawny Owl new for the year list at Middleton NR (calling just after dark)

Low single figures of Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail north during the morning in very clear conditions

Kittiwake - 2 adults still Heysham one outfall
Red-throated Diver - single offshore
Goldcrest.  One - probably an early migrant:

Thanks Janet

Red-tailed Bumble bee and Peacock along northern boundary of the Hey nat reserve.  17 Agonopterix heracliana at Middleton NR and area at dusk

Two fresh sets of Roe Deer prints HNR northern boundary