Friday, 29 July 2016

Return of the Seal

A routine walk round the docks this PM was interrupted by the discovery of a ATLANTIC GREY SEAL in the East Float. Could this by the same individual as was a few months ago, or a new visitor to the docks ?

Observer: Elliot Montieth 

Friday, 22 July 2016

Lesser Black-backed Gull

1  Lesser Black-backed Gull (very ill!!!) was picked up from the Egerton Dock this PM and has been taken into care.

Also 1 MOORHEN and 2 Mute Swans were on the Morpeth Dock.

Observer: Elliot Montieth 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


With it cracking the flags and with free time on my hands I trip to the Docks was in order. The first stop off was the Morpeth and Egerton Dock were it was evident that the breeding season was coming to a close as 15c Juv Gulls were bobbing about on the waters of Morpeth with on the roofs of the nearby buildings a flock of 33 Black-headed Gulls, along with 1 Great Black-backed Gull which flew over heading west.
Great Black-backed Gull
The Egerton Dock was quiet expect from a pair of Mute Swans which have been around for a few weeks now. This pair is believed to be the same pair which bred at Bidston Moss this summer raising a total of 3 young.
Mute Swan
The East Float was alive with action today with 4 Great Crested Grebe, 23 Canada Geese, 17 Cormorant (8 carbo), 1 Grey Wagtail and 2 Great Black Backed Gull, 30c Common Tern and 10c Black-headed Gull.
Great crested Grebe

Cormorant (carbo)

Common Tern

Observer: Elliot Montieth

Thursday, 7 July 2016


1 Gannet (3rd cycle) was washed up dead on the inlet this evening whilst walking round with
Joel Tragen. Images will be posted tomorrow.

Observers: Elliot Montieth and Joel Tragen 

Saturday, 2 July 2016


Rather quite round the Docks today: 20+ Common Terns on East Float, 4 Common Tern's off Woodside and 3 Meadow Pipit at the Gull Roost this PM