Thursday, 1 February 2007

Heysham Obs
The first bird I was aware of today was a Tawny owl calling whilst out moth-trapping this evening (yes, moth trapping on 1st Feb!). So many thanks to other observers for the following:

Ad & 1st W Little Gull

10+ Shag & 1st W Med Gull & c8 Kittiwake

380 Pinkfeet NW during first hour of the day

The 2006 Obs report will definitely be ready by the end of this weekend and, unless there are problems with the printer, it should be available from the NR office on Sunday. This is a colourful 25th year report, hence the slight delay beyond the usual January publication.

The second moth of the year - a Dotted Border - was in the Heysham trap

Up to 4 Hawfinch reported at Woodwell, at least one multiobserved. Several reports of NW-moving Pink-footed Geese

Small Brindled Beauty moths trapped at High Tatham (last night) and Old Moor Road, nr Wennington, this evening.