Highest Med count for two years!

Winds mainly from SW, occasional sunny spells and the showers held off till evening.South ShoreReport from Pete:Heysham outfalls area: Comprehensive Med count based on Ocean edge foreshore watching incoming tide.  Mediterranean gull 63 comprising …

Clouded Yellow

Very light winds from all directions till lunch, then settled from the west. A warm sunny afternoon.South Shore (MD)A morning check on the rising tide.Mediterranean gull 9+ – there was just one adult on the beach near the jetty, but at least 8 adult/3r…

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Watch And Wait

Things have been quite quiet so I took a sabbatical from blogging but kept up with news and views, good and bad, whether birds or life in general. A trip to Cockerham on 22 June saw a meagre catch of just 8 birds that included the first two juveni…

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Midsummer Knot

Light South to SSW winds, mainly overcast till late afternoon, some showers.South ShorePete checked the meds:Mediterranean Gull – At least 26 outfalls/Red nab with birds departing to the Lune estuary at least as soon as I arrived at 1100 (8 3cy, 7 2cy,…

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More Meds

A SSE wind. Overcast all day with showers starting about lunchtime South shore – low water 06:20 (MD)The tide was still well out when I set of at 07:00. Mediterranean gulls minimum 26 possibly as many as 32 – including 6 x 2nd calendar year a…

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Bits And Bobs

Last week found me at two of my breeding bird survey sites, the penultimate visit for the first site, and the final visit for the second. My first visit (Wednesday) was local, and I have blogged about it many times, and is in the main a large bloc…

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Another wader

WSW wind. Heavy overnight rain stopped about 08:30, after that it was largely sunny.South shore on ebbing tide in afternoon I went down to watch the beach near the wooden jetty become exposed, but it was largely deserted (MD).Mediterranean gull ju…

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21 Meds plus Gannets.

A very strong SSE to SSW wind. Overcast all day with some heavy showers South shoreReport from Pete:Gannet 7 milling about in the bayMediterranean gull 21 on outflows (14 adult/3cy plus 7 x 2cy)I went to check the high water roosts (MD). Most of t…

A fly fishing opportunity

A surprisingly cold south wind all day. Some brief sunny spells, heavy showers starting after lunch.Middleton Nature Reserve Kevin Singleton “got a buzz” out of locating the Bee Orchids yesterday (his diabolical pun, not mine (MD)). This excellent…