Thursday, 7 June 2007

Autumnal gulls!

Satin Wave - thanks Reuben

Heysham Obs
The gull numbers are starting to build up on the outfalls with c340 Black-headed Gull, including several adults. First summer Common Gull numbered about 40. With them:

Med Gull: 1st S and 1st W on tideline off Red Nab
Common Tern - one on outfalls

Middleton IE
A recently fledged Grasshopper Warbler clambering about in Ox-eye daisies!

New moths for the year in the hut trap included the local SATIN WAVE as well as Rivulet and Dusky Brocade. No sign of Broad-bodied Chaser in intermittent sunshire & checks of Middleton model boat pond coincided with cloud cover!

Two Little Gull Leighton Moss. Two lots (of two?) young Long-eared Owls on Leck Fell but not showing this evening. View only from the road