Thursday, 28 December 2006

28th The usual suspects et al

Heysham Obs
12 Shag
in the SW of the harbour and the 1st W Med Gull on the north wall. At least 2 1st W Kittiwake in the harbour

Rest of the area
Hybrid female Ferruginous x Pochard and the drake Ruddy Duck reappeared on Pine Lake. Long-stayers reaffirmed on the Lune Estuary c/f 2 Bewicks Swan on the Lune by Glasson and Spotted Redshank Conder area. Two hours of 'gull grilling' on the Lune produced 2 Ad and 3rd W Scandinavian Herring Gull and an unidentified/able darkish mantled adult large gull.


2 Winter Moths in Heysham hut trap, the first moths since 14/12 (also Winter). Early Pale-brindled Beauty (see photo above) in the home trap at High Tatham