Category: Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT)

Wet and windswept

A strong SW wind, prolonged showers in the morning became shorter, but heavier in the afternoon, with sunny spells in between.Red Nab and Saltmarsh area – high water 15:40Pete had a quick check at lunchtime:Mediterranean gull 6Kittiwake 2 adultBy high …

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A good day for youngsters

 South breeze, with very low cloud and light rain showers in the morning gave way to brighter spells later in the afternoon.Middleton Nature Reserve Report from Jean:VISLow key due to low cloudGrey Wagtail 10 (7 trapped and ringed)alba wagtai…

Pinks piling through, and a bonus Scaup.

Very low cloud with light occasional drizzle. The breeze started SW but moved to SE by mid morning, then back to south by lunchtime. Some sunny periods later in the day.Middleton Nature Reserve Report from Alan:It was mild and humid this morning w…

Plenty of Pinks.

The fresh west breeze continues. The clouds were very low all day with fine rain till mid morning.First a series of shots from Kevin Singleton’s visit to Half Moon Bay yesterday. All these birds are readily visible from the cafe area, particularly when…

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Not a lot, so far

The fresher wind continued from SW. overcast all day, but it remained dry.South shorePete and Jean managed a quick check.Mediterranean gull 4 adult near the wooden jetty including the green German ringed bird. Later 4 adult, 2 x 2nd calendar year and 1…

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Green Sandpiper "showing"

A much fresher WSW to SW wind today, overcast in the morning but largely sunny in the afternoon.South shore No Wheatears againRock Pipit 2 on same tide line as yesterday Kestrel 1 feeding around the foreshore Mediterranean gull at least …

Dozy but content

A light west breeze mainly overcast with the occasional bright spell.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing and vis report from Alan:Apart from five new Grey Wagtails and three Meadow Pipits the only other captures this morning were singles of Wren, Rob…

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A plethora of ducks!

It was breathless early on with just a light breeze developing from the west during the day. It started off cool with a heavy dew, but the sun quickly warmed the day.It was still calm mid morning as this vertical plume of water vapour from the Pow…

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Four Roe in a row

Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing and vis report from Jean.The vis was a bit better today in between the weather fronts:Pink-footed Goose 4Teal 2Swallow 89Grey Wagtail 7Meadow Pipit 85Goldfinch 30Reed Bunting 1Snipe 1 flew in from the west and drop…

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Still plenty of Meds about

Light SE to south breeze. Drizzle early on, but held off for the remainder of the day.Middleton Nature Reserve Ringing and vis report from Alan:Arrived at Middleton at 06.10 whereupon drizzle immediately began and persisted until 07.00. Just two n…