Unfortunately 30,000 [number reported to me] Knot at the heliport roost did not like the fog and disappeared into the murk in sizeable dribs and drabs, heading for Middleton. Due to some technical difficulties, the cannon net catch amounted to 9 Oystercatchers
Sightings in the fog
The 1st W and Czech-ringed adult Med Gulls patrolled the north wall:
There were at least 8 Shags in the harbour
The third moth of the year, found in the trap this morning, was the same species as the second: Dotted Border
The 2006 Obs report is available at Heysham NR office tomorrow from 1030 at the earliest but Leighton Moss availability will be delayed until Monday due to computer registration difficulties.
Nature reserve working party
There is a conservation management working party at Heysham NR tomorrow, starting at 1000hrs, if you are interested.