Category: Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT)

Not even suitable for ducks!

Very heavy overnight rain left fields and roads awash. The rain continued, with some sleet till late afternoon, when it eased for a while. Light NNE breeze.Middleton Nature ReserveJust a quick look at the main ponds in passing.The water level on the “n…

The sound of silence!

Very light east breeze, low cloud all day with the precipitation alternating between rain and drizzle.The only stuff I have so far is from my stroll around the saltmarsh as the tide was covering it (MD). This is what today’s title refers to. Befor…

Nice day and decent coverage

After a relatively mild day yesterday, there was an overnight frost, enough to freeze ground water and the shallower ponds, but the main ponds remained ice free. Sunshine till late afternoon when it started to cloud over. Almost no wind, what little ai…

Not a lot, just a Little

The west winds strengthened overnight and were quite strong all day, although not gale force. Persistent rain for most of the morning with showers in the afternoon.All I have is from my wet walk along the south sea wall to watch the lunchtime ferry arr…

A pretty similar tally

No overnight frost, but the larger ponds remain ice covered apart from a few pockets. The wind shifted to the west then to WSW, quite light, but starting to freshen by evening. Forecast to become strong SW by the morning. Light showers for most of the …

Reasonable, albeit patchy coverage

Another overnight frost with some light snow, by morning the wind had shifted to the south and with the sunshine made it feel quite pleasant (easily said when you’re well wrapped up!).Red Nab just after the tide had left it:Wigeon 160Shelduck 85Rock Pi…

Iceland gull breaks two year duck – just.

Pretty much everything, except sunshine, in today’s weather. It started out frosty in the night, but had turned to rain by morning, which eased to light showers later. Temperatures hovered around zero leaving some very slippy black ice. Later in the af…

Brent numbers higher as tides get lower

Another heavy overnight frost with mist till mid morning. Some sunshine later in the morning with light rain in the afternoon.Just a quick check of the skeer corner at 10:30 located 34 Pale-bellied Brent geese feeding, including the two colour ringed C…

Wrong……again!

Another overnight ground frost, light north wind and mainly sunny.Unfortunately, but understandably, increased movement restrictions will result in fewer walks by me and less opportunities of records from others. I will maintain this blog as best I can…

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Warmer…..well, not as cold.

It barely got down to 0C last night, a couple of light snow flurries this morning with periods of sunshine. The light winds continue from the north.Heysham skeer – low water 09:00Eider c60 Red-breasted Merganser 2Knot c1,000Pale-bellied Brent 11 -…