Category: Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT)

Shelduck top the bill…….oh dear

The southwesterly winds continue, but with little venom. Long periods of heavy rain.South shore early afternoon (MD)Very little!Mediterranean gull just one juvenile seen on No.1 outflowRock Pipit – 2 on saltmarsh plus 2 on Red NabShelduck – there were …

The Pinkfoot have started moving over

Wind still from SW, but not strong. A few light showers and sunny spells.Pink-Footed Goose – several reports of flocks flying south. Probably c400 in total over the recording area.Heysham skeer – low water (09:15) (MD)Great Crested Grebe 7Eider 23Littl…

Osprey – almost got away again

The wind pretty much due west all day, blustery early on, but easing slightly by evening.South shore (PM. MD)Osprey 1 – 12:15 out from Red Nab. The last observatory sighting of an Osprey, the bird managed to avoid being photographed. Today Pete, just, …

Ah well…back to the spreadsheet!

The southwesterly didn’t reach the force originally forecast. Some sunshine.South shore – evening low water (MD)Rock pipit 2Pied Wagtail c40Mediterranean gulls – there was a scattering all along the shoreThis one on mud out from Ocean Edge foreshore.Wi…

Still little moving along/over shoreline

 Quite brisk WSW winds, feeling cool. A couple of hours of sunshine in afternoon.South shore (PM. MD)Wheatear 1Rock Pipit 3Mediterranean gull – 15 out from Ocean Edge and on Red Nab, almost half (7) were juvenile c3 hours before high water.Later t…

Not much moving through

Strengthening wind, starting from SSE later it moved more SE. The rain started just before lunch and continued for the rest of the day.Middleton Nature Reserve- ringing report from AlanA very low key ringing session this this morning captured just six …

September!

How did we get to September? This year seems to have had no structure and has just trickled away.Another sunny day with light breezes.Possibly more to comeHeysham Nature Reserve- just an hour watching/listening from car park (PM)Good variety including:…

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Another visitor from the east.

Light breezes all day starting from the east then moving to west, then stopped altogether In the evening. Light cloud and plenty of sunshine.Middleton Nature Reserve early morning – ringing (JR.PM)Visible migration:Swallow 3Meadow Pipit 2Siskin 2Tree P…

Overhead disturbance, but not a bad day

It started cold with light northerly winds which quickly drifted to the east, before swinging round to SW by evening. Dry with some prolonged sunshine.Middleton Nature Reserve early am – ringing report from Alan.Almost a Grass Frost !!The temperature w…

A touch of west in the wind helped

The northerly wind was still quite fresh, but more to west today. The sun was out early but cool in the wind. It clouded over by lunchtime with just a few sunny spells later.South shore ((MD)07:15 – 08:45 just before high water.Wheatear- initial walk f…