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Heysham seawatching spring passage

Posted by pete marsh 
Heysham seawatching spring passage
April 26, 2015 06:39PM
We are having some problems with the finger pointing in two directions. The turbines are seemingly preventing routine seabirds entering the bay notably spring passage gannet, kittiwake and red throated diver to date. This is really difficult to work out but there are certainly turbines 'behind' the usual flight line of northbound seabirds.

Some are obviously coming in as per rossall sightings but maybe , as long suspected , many of these are going overland above the lune valley/estuary flight line

Next weekend sees forecasted easterlies ideal for arctic and black tern passage and has been good for skuas. Several people have asked about the 'usual' spring seawatching event . The sea will be covered on Saturday and Sunday and if the conditions hold as per forecast should be pretty good. You are welcome to join us but you are on security cameras at all times so please don't bring eg children along who may get bored and start wandering about - they are likely to be kicked out if perceived a h and s risk (remember what happened last year when I went back to office for a very short time !)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 26/04/2015 06:41PM by pete marsh.
Re: Heysham seawatching spring passage
April 26, 2015 06:40PM
Sorry this should have been under notices please cld someone shift it. Thanks
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