Thursday, 21 June 2018

Bits and pieces

Possible distant Rock Pipit flying into the power station area by wooden jetty

Middleton WEBS:
Mute 1 pair plus 2 individuals. Don't know what happened to the young one on Tim Butler. Perhaps it was just out of sight somewhere.
0 Coot
4 Moorhen
2 female Gadwall with 3 & 5 young.
1 Little grebe ("no swimming")
1 Heron

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Another ad Med

Missed out on an early morning seawatch due to alarm problems!

Manx Shearwater - one out
Med Gull - 2CY am, Ad pm
Shag - wooden jetty
Lapwing - one Red Nab unseasonal

A nice mixed bag from Janet's travels today - thanks for these Janet






Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Nothing new today

One brief Rock Pipit sighting

1x 2cy med (one with blackish head)

Shag 2cy around

Linnet breeding in SD35Z -  carrying nest material

Quite a few moths in the trap including Blackneck and Heart and Club

Monday, 18 June 2018

Arctic Skua shock and more Rock Pipit observation

Malcolm was out on Heyshsm skeer pre tide and a light morph Arctic Skua flew close above his head heading into the Bay

At least one Rock Pipit seen carrying nesting material into the power station this pm - must surely have almost finished building a ??(time of year) second attempt

Both of the 2cy meds were on Red Nab

2CY Shag wooden jetty

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Breeding Rock Pipit

Two were seen together on Thursday with one carrying nesting material.  Unfortunately the observer had to leave before they could track the bird to the nest site.  Awkward time - the ringing team don't seem to have any time to follow this up and the same goes for any of the rest of us.  Watch this space and hopefully not predated before we can absolutely confirm a nest site (I've not seen either of the two birds and they are incredibly elusive)

Note the nesting material carried by bird on the left

Family party of Pied Wagtail and a few Linnet in the same area

Shag still present on wooden jetty - another novelty - a summering Shag!

Sat 16th

Lift off with seagulls

2 x 2CY Meds - one with mask, the other with blackish head
250 Black-headed
35 Common

Shag - 2CY

2 x Little Egret Red Nab

160 Curlew Red Nab

Friday 15th

3 x Manx
Shag
2Cy Med with mask