Saturday, 2 June 2007

Migrant butterflies

Heysham Obs
Outfalls/harbour area morning
Single Common and four Arctic Tern
Shag - at least one juv

Evening update
Mediterranean gull 1st summer Heysham 1 & 2 outfalls
Arctic tern 10 + 2 Common off end of No. 2

Middleton IE
Now THREE Jackdaw!

Two Painted Lady and a tatty Red Admiral
Emperor patrolling the model boat pond (probably additional to yesterday)

Two Spoonbill on nearby Bowie's Pool, Sunderland, early afternoon at least. A single was reported at Leighton Moss in the morning but no known sightings after the Sunderland birds seen. NNEW on Lan Uni Black Redstart or Tower Lodge Wood Warbler. Pair Arctic tern on Lune at Sunderland + 26 Eider, c200 Dunlin. Adult & at least one 'squeaky gate' young Long-eared Owl up Leck Fell this evening. The adult flew out of the top left plantation, the young was/were in the next plantation down. Please stay on the road and do not enter enclosed fields which are not part of the "right to roam'' designation as is also the case with the plantations. Thanks.