Saturday, 3 February 2007

Fog and the disappearing Knot

Heysham Obs
Cannon netting
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:

Thanks to Sean Gray for these pictures taken today

There were at least 8 Shags in the harbour

Moth trap
The third moth of the year, found in the trap this morning, was the same species as the second: Dotted Border

Report update
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.
Some late news - the Little Stint was still on the flooded field at Aldcliffe (but not there tomorrow)