Category: Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT)

Dennis didn’t provide

Wednesday provisionalStill no sign of the Brent Geese on north or south shore.Kittiwake – 1 adult on No.2 outflow just after high water.Storm Dennis didn’t supply many bird sightings (some almost certainly missed). But did produce large racks of spume!…

A Little trickle

Provisional update. There might be more than a trickle when other records come in (MD).The strong southerlies continue, and will for most of the coming week.There has been no reports of any Brent geese since thE rough weather started last week.Little g…

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The lull, after the storm

Just a few bits so far today.Low water channels Heysham skeerGreat Crested Grebe 2Red-Breasted Merganser 10Eider 8Little gull 1 adult behind IoM ferryStonechat 1 1st W male Ocean Edge salt marshRock pipits 2 around Red NabShag, probably 2cy, on wooden …

Everything moving back

The gale force westerlies over the last few days eased to “strong winds” this morning and continued to subside throughout the day.Little gullsA 1st winter waif was hanging around with the BHG near the wooden jetty at low water.Reports from the stone je…

Tuesady – provisional

The Little gulls had been driven inshore today. By 10:30 they were making their way out past the south wall lighthouse along the wall towards Ocean Edge.An absolute minimum of 8 including 1 x 1st winter and 1 x 2nd winter.They were trying to feed just …

Westerly and woolly

The wind was further round to the west today but seawatching was limited to three multiple records in about 1.5hrs late amLittle gull – loose aggregation of 6 ads gradually being blown inKittiwake – flock of c11 wheeling in v quicklyPintail – flock of …

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More Knot on the Near Naze

A small proportion of the Knot went on to the Near Naze today on the incoming tide and a few colour combinations (7) were read, but it was hopeless once they decided to settle and roost with three birds being in full view for ages standing on the …