ABOVE & BELOW GLOSSY IBIS
Next stop was Heysham Docks were a small number of Twitewere feeding in the usual place. As I pulled up on the north side of theharbour. A quick scan along the edge as I walked up the entrance of the harbourbrought 2 juvenile Shag and a Turnstone on the walk back. I found the GlaucousGull at one of the outlets on the south side so views through the scope weregood but no chance of any photographs. These views were disrupted as a dredgerbegan work and I was unable to locate the bird for the remainder of my visit. 3Little Gulls were a nice addition as well as c30 Kittewake.
ABOVE & BELOW KITTEWAKE - NOT SURE OF AGES
Even though the blogs been quite I have managed to get outon a few occasions mainly to Crossens-out Marsh with the hope of getting some photosof the Short-eared Owls but though I saw them the weather conditions madephotography difficult. A tick with 4 European White-fronted Geese made thetrips worthwhile.
Local patch additions included Fieldfare, Redwing and on the17th December a flock of c20 Siskin which was a nice addition.Buzzard have been showing well recently with 2 giving good views again on themorning of the 17th. The disappointment has been the lack of thelocal Tawny Owl, it had been calling regularly up to a few weeks ago and I hadseen it several times at dusk and dawn but things have been quite of late.