Source Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT) (

Better than staying in bed

It was a shame the SW wind kicked in before dawn (certainly the upper wind) as there was obviously some eastern promise trying to reach this side overnight, led by quite a few redwing flight calls.   In reality night migrants were thin on the ground - probably mainly the final leftovers from the fall on the 1st and a few subsequent 'tricklers'.   At least rock bottom numbers highlight any new influxes!

Coverage was very good today with dan putting in a stint around heysham head.   Most of the sightings will be added later:

The night migrant possibilities lacked so little prospect that jean went and recorded the first Short-winged Coneheads from ocean edge saltmarsh whilst also checking what the tide kicked off

Red nab and area mudflats
Med gull - 5 ad 2 2cy
Little gull - ad

Harbour wall
Rock pipit - 2

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