Sanderling still the main interest

Light WSW wind. Plenty of sunshine, but cool out of the sun.Just my stuff so far (MD)Wheatear 2 along Ocean Edge foreshore plus 1 on saltmarsh Heysham skear – ebbing tide this eveningEider 46Female and male EiderGreat Crested Grebe 6 (3×2)Red-brea…

Evening Sanderlings

 Light wind SSW in morning SSE by evening, plenty of sunshine but cooler than yesterday.Middleton Nature Reserve (MD)Just a short circuit mid morningMute Swan 2 adult plus 9 cygnet Coot 4 adultMoorhen 4 adultMallard 5 male 1 femaleLittle greb…

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Lighthouse Rock Pipits feeding young in nest

Light SE wind, high cloud with plenty of sunshine and the odd light showerNothing moving on the sea this morning, Pete had a single “Cabbage White” trundle past in an hour’s check!Heysham skear – low water 07:25 (MD)I watched the tide come in and cover…

Fly day……and a Spotted one to order

Light east wind shifting to ESE by late afternoon and south by evening. The threatened overnight rain didn’t materialise but heavy showers in the morning and some thunder showers early evening. Sunshine in between.Sewatch report by Pete:Sea this am 081…

Plenty of distant Scoter and a LRP bonus

East winds all day, freshening slightly in the afternoon. High cloud with sunny spells.Seawatch report from Pete Crooks:Three hours over the incoming tide (7.15 – 10.15 am) produced:1 2nd CY Kittiwakec.200 Common Scoter – numerous distant groups of 10 …

More Puffins and interesting Grey Wagtail record.

Light variable breeze early on settles to WSW by 08:00, and remained there till evening when after a breathless period it moved to NW. high cloud with plenty of sunshine.First, a record from the Grey Wagtail colour ringing scheme (see scheme details on…

First Sanderling moving through

WSW to SW fresh wind all day, mainly overcast, but a bit of evening sunshine.Seawatch report from Pete:A load of medium/low cloud, as opposed to the ideal sharp showers mixed with clear spells probably put the lid on seabirds.  It seems like what …