Category: Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT)

First Darter

A bit of SSE early on but quickly shifted to west by mid morning. The sun shone for most of the day, making it quite warm.Middleton Nature Reserve – late morningBoth Janet and myself (MD) checked different areas this morning. First a nice set of pictur…

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Med numbers continue to grow (or at least more being seen)

WNW wind all day. Again coolish when the sun wasn’t shining South shorePete and Jean checked towards high water in the afternoon:Mediterranean gulls – At least 6 2cy and a 3cy on heysham outfalls/Red nab pre tide but then flushed and flew south, s…

First adult Med "returns".

A cold but fortunately quite light WNW wind all day. Warmer in the sunny spells.Just my stuff so far (MD)Heysham skear – low water 09:40Canada Goose 8 northEider 6 female (1, 2 & 3)Red-breasted Merganser 9 (1, 4, 2 & 2) – the tide was just star…

Interesting Stonechat record

The wind started SSE early on but soon swung round to south then SW to West. Some sunshine in the morning but overcast with light showers after lunch.Heysham Head (Josh Hedley)A few bits from Heysham Head this morning.Linnet- 5Whitethroat- just one sin…

Juvenile BHG arrive

Up to 09:30 there was a touch of east in the light wind, after that it turned to SW.South Shore (MD)I went down at 10:00 hoping the east in the wind had brought some insects in, but it was already a light SW wind. Still, there had been some movement an…

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Late Wheatear is the only new bird

WNW light winds and plenty of sunshine meant it was a lot warmer todayUnfortunately, I didn’t have much free time today so only managed a couple of quick looks on the south shore (MD)Just a very brief look at the saltmarsh on rising tide, failed to loc…

Scoter encore anticipated

Light variable, but mainly westish winds. Cool in the morning but warmed up when the sun came out this afternoon.South shore (MD)Common Scoter 1 male – as expected, it followed exactly the same routine as yesterday (and tomorrow?). This first clip is f…

Inshore Scoter

The lightish wind was pretty much due west all day. Some extended sunny spells.Just my check of the south shore so far (MD). Towards high water mid to late morning.Rock Pipits 3 (2 Red Nab plus 1 near waterfall)Linnet 2 on saltmarsh plus 5 between ligh…

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An interesting seawatch

West to WSW wind all day, still quite fresh, but not as strong as the last two days. Mainly overcast with some light showers.Three observers this morning: Pete Crooks, plus Pete Marsh and Jean Roberts Report from Pete (M)Just single flurry of 26 i…

More Meds

SW winds pretty much all day. Some sunny spells, but cool when overcast.Report from Pete:Bit too southerly on the sea with just 2 Gannet and two Razorbill/Guillemot in 30 mins but 3 x 2cy Mediterranean gulls –  Red Nab (2) and Heysham 2 outfa…

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