Sunday, 22 July 2007

Another feral quintet

Heysham Obs
Red Nab/outfalls area
The prize for missing out on any Med Gull at the outfalls was a flock of FIVE Black Swan which flew past the outfalls and landed on the mud off Ocean Edge at 0900hrs [later seen at Brockholes Quarry, Ribble valley - thanks Chris and Bill]. Absolutely nothing else loggable from that side as the Black-headed Gulls returned to the wet fields! Thanks Mark. Two Whimbrel in the area later on.

Harbour area
Two Black Guillemot and an immature Shag were posted on the pager referring to early evening around the harbour entrance. Thanks to whoever that was.

Middleton IE
Dragonflies comprised: 3 Black-tailed Skimmer (2 female), 7 male & 1 female Emperor, 17 male & 11 female & 21 teneral Common Darter
Butterflies: 13 Meadow Brown, 4 Small White, 17 Small Skipper, 11 Small Heath, 3 Small Tortoiseshell

Heysham NR
Dragonflies comprised: 4 male Brown Hawker, 11 male & 4 female & 7 teneral Common Darter
Butterflies included one male and two female Gatekeeper

Thanks Colin for all the insect data

Yellow-legged Gull Glasson. 1st S Med Gull along Heysham bypass (undoubtedly one of those which was on the outfalls on at least Friday). One Spoonbill on the Leighton M public mere. Two Little Egret EM Pools. Osprey over Leighton early pm