Still some goldfish, plus mixed bathing at Heysham!

The breeze started NE before moving back to the west. Plenty of cloud cover in the morning but more sunshine after lunch.South shore – 4 hours before high water.Rock Pipits 4 – 1 on foreshore, 2 on Red Nab, 1 near lighthouse. No sign of the ringed male…

More Meds feeding and impressive arachnids

Refreshingly cooler today, the east breeze continued but much more cloud cover todaySouth shore First check 4 hours before high waterWheatear 1 female/immature on Ocean Edge foreshore (not the same as yesterday’s bird)Rock Pipits 3 on Red NabMedit…

East wind brings in the butterflies

A light east breeze in the morning freshened during the afternoon.South shoreOcean Edge foreshore and saltmarsh (MD)Wheatear 1 female/immature on foreshoreThe gull roost on the mud out from the saltmarsh was much smaller today. They don’t seem to like …

Plenty of rings and things

Almost breathless early on then the westerly breeze returned. Hot and sunny.South shore – towards high waterPete Crooks did a thorough check of Red Nab, but started slightly later than planned. This white ringed 3rd calendar year Mediterranean gull mus…

By popular demand…….Red jelly blobs!

The day started with a light south breeze, but it soon swung back to the west and freshened. Still very hot and sunny.Ocean Edge and Red Nab – high water 09:25There were 525 gulls roosting on the mud just out from the saltmarsh There were 525 gull…

Ticking Robins

At 5 o’clock yesterday morning, from a soundscape perspective, it felt like Autumn, as there were several ‘ticking’ Robins as I put the nets up in the reedbed and scrub at the Obs. However, the temperature made it feel like the height of summer, as alr…

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