Thursday, 5 July 2007

A few bits and bobs

Heysham Obs
The following picture of a ladybird was taken today by Cliff Raby. He thinks it is Anisosticta 19-punctata. Anyone able to help, please?
Harbour/outfalls 2115-2140hrs
A decision was taken to see if there were any Storm Petrel around. There weren't, although a considerable slick suggested Heysham one was back on line. Two juv Shag were present in the intake areas but I could not see any Black Guillemot before a huge black cloud appeared and it went dark!
No species of interest reported locally BUT the Caspian Tern was seen for a short time at Lytham on the Ribble. Keep checking!