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Stone Jetty

Posted by Nick Godden 
Stone Jetty
May 22, 2020 02:57PM
9:00-13:00
Gannet 28 in, c. 70 out distantly
Manx shearwater 4
Arctic skua 2 LM in
Little tern 4 out, the first 3 appeared together right next to the cafe before looping round the end of the Jetty, single distantly later
Guillemot 5
Great crested grebe 9
Grey plover 25 flew south in 2 flocks
Re: Stone Jetty
May 22, 2020 03:53PM
Fulmar close in,flying out at 09.40hrs. viewed from Heysham harbour north wall.
Re: Stone Jetty
May 22, 2020 09:30PM
Two little Tern later off sj per Shaun
Re: Stone Jetty
May 22, 2020 11:41PM
From Teal Bay at high tide over about 90 mins..

Gannet 5 adults, 1 diving twice ; Manx shearwater 2 ; auk spp. 1 unidentified in ; eider on breakwater 2 m 1 f ; 30 odd oystercatcher roosting ; a flight of about 25 ringed plover plus 3 dunlin and another similar sized but different bird unidentified, very red chestnut neck and chest. Curlew sandpiper??

Also 2 greenfinch, 6 starling, singing chiffchaff, 3 pied wagtail and a male linnet being battered in the wind but determined to feed on the tideline.

In Freehold Lancaster the swift colony is now a regular 18-23 birds.
Re: Stone Jetty
May 23, 2020 10:24AM
Could your red bird have been a sum plum knot, Eddy?

eddybayton Wrote:
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> From Teal Bay at high tide over about 90 mins..
>
> Gannet 5 adults, 1 diving twice ; Manx shearwater
> 2 ; auk spp. 1 unidentified in ; eider on
> breakwater 2 m 1 f ; 30 odd oystercatcher roosting
> ; a flight of about 25 ringed plover plus 3 dunlin
> and another similar sized but different bird
> unidentified, very red chestnut neck and chest.
> Curlew sandpiper??
>
> Also 2 greenfinch, 6 starling, singing
> chiffchaff, 3 pied wagtail and a male linnet being
> battered in the wind but determined to feed on the
> tideline.
>
> In Freehold Lancaster the swift colony is now a
> regular 18-23 birds.
Re: Stone Jetty
May 23, 2020 03:20PM
20th May

I saw 1 Swift in Lancaster, from Rosemary Lane.
I was looking towards Penny Street.
My first sighting!

Jim Shep.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 24/05/2020 03:26PM by jassshep.
Re: Stone Jetty
May 24, 2020 10:20AM
Andrew...

S/P knot or curlew sandpiper? Those are the two candidates I agree. I have seen knot in partial red plumage in the past and they always strike me as more orange than this bird. I may be wrong. As they were darting all over the place in a strong wind and not landing I couldn't get a better view.
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