Sunday, 6 March 2016

Rock Pipit surprise

Heysham Obs
Two new year ticks for the area, Rock Pipit (in unusual location) and Stock Dove

Middleton NR (Malcolm)
Rock pipit - one was showing well Middleton NR, probably littoralis coming into s.p.
Stock dove - 2 
7 adult + 2 Imm Mute Swan,  2 male pochard, 2 gadwall, 12 tufted duck,  3 mallard, 13 teal, 1 little grebe, 1 snipe

North wall
Eider - 64
Linnet/Goldfinch/?Twite - 35-40 briefly

Saturday 5th

Heysham Obs
An attempt to see what was offshore at low tide produced a surprise but little else

Offshore north wall
Kittiwake - tightly bunched flock of 18-20 on water - all adults
Eider - only 42 in or around Heysham skeers and between there and wooden jetty
Carrion Crow - one on a sandbank in Cumbria!

Ocean Edge/Red Nab
Two girls, no birds

Completely dead - outage??
(2 reactors in service on both stations, must be just no birds! ajd)