Author: Pete Marsh

Ringed Plover return and Eider numbers starting to grow

A steady WSW steady breeze all day, overcast with sunny spells, light showers in the evening.South shoreI checked the rising tide (MD)Rock Pipit 3 – one on foreshore and two near No.1 outflowThe foreshore Rock Pipit revealed itself to be a juvenile&nbs…

Better wind, but it could have tried harder!

SW fresh wind in the morning, became stronger and more to west by late afternoon. Heavy showers.Pete and Jean were first on the scene:From Ocean Edge:Mediterranean gulls 27 (4 juvenile).Whimbrel 3From North wall before Nick arrived, after that records …

An ill wind

An unexpected deviation in the wind direction, it started SSE, before swinging back SW by the evening. Heavy and prolonged showers in the morning, becoming less frequent, but still heavy.The wind direction made it unlikely to blow anything in, and the …

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Plenty of wind blown sea birds, plus Med numbers continue to increase

A fresh south wind quickly strengthened and shifted to SW, ending up being a strong wind. Heavy and prolonged showers in the morning became lighter and less frequent after lunch.By lunchtime there was plenty of wind blown birds along the mid channel.Pe…

Saharan seascape

 The wind started from the east then freshened as it swung SE. Mainly overcast with a few light showers and occasional sun.South shoreSo far the only records today are from a couple of visits here by myself (MD)Mid morning – approaching high water…

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Purple Hairstreak confirmed

The west breeze continues but with a bit of south in it. Some clouds but mainly sunny.Heysham Nature Reserve Purple Hairstreak – last year there were a couple of “probable” sightings, and there have been some unconfirmed repots this year, but yest…

Sand Martins heading south

A very light southerly breeze to start with, later freshened and moved to the west. Sunshine all day.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing report from Alan:Much as yesterday the conditions were far from ideal for ringing.  It seemed that most bird…

There’s always a vegetarian option!

Very light west wind early on freshened slightly as the day progressed. Mainly sunny.First of all an apology. There were some items missed yesterday and observers, originally mixed up. This is mainly down to my recent email address change. Unfortunatel…

Razorbill adds to the mix

The breeze swung around a bit this morning, but always a bit of north in it, ending up WNW. Ocercast but dry.I think there was a ringing session on Middleton Nature Reserve this morning. I’ve had a comment that there were good numbers of Sedge warbler …

A good Med count

West to WNW breeze regular light showersFirst a correction from yesterday. There were two juvenile Meds on No.1 outflow, but on the clip I originally posted I’d actually followed a juvenile BHG. Not easy to check through the small camera viewfinder, bu…

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