Monday, 7 January 2013

Quick update from Patch 2

The Safari has little to report on this horribly gloomy day. It hardly got light all day and out to sea the visibility was poor.
We went out as soon as it was just about light enough to use the scope. Cormorants (21) and Common Scoters were seen immediately but we had to work for the single Red Throated Diver (80, 22). The four fly-by Shelducks (81, 23) followed by three more and then another two...we didn't get the singleton to finish the set!
Nothing more was seen; the beach was empty almost no gulls what so ever, where were they all? A few fishermen and dog walkers were about but that doesn't normal keep them off the sands.
A few plans of the the various patches were concentrating on this year
Marton Mere LNR and surrounding area
Patch 2
North Blackpool Pond Trail recording area
Where to next? Hopefully the gloom will lift on Patch 2
In the meantime let us know what's cruising out of the mist in your outback.

1 comment:

Deano said...

You`ve got your work cut out there Dave.