Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Was anyone out there?

Heysham Obs
.......coastwise, no reports today of the Black Guillemot etc. Update later if news received - best to put on LDBWS website, please (see link to left).

5 distant Gannet this morning as viewed from Morecambe Stone jetty
at 0830

Dingy Footman was new for the year. The first for, I think, VC60 (possibly even both 'pure' Lancs and the north Merseyside-inclusive version) was from Heysham in 2005. Single figures were at Heysham in 2006 and the 2006 'Leighton Moss moth night' recorded at least one. That is the sum total of north Lancs records to date. Three Slender Pug were also new with the identification facilitated by a visit from pug researcher Brian Hancock.
Dingy Footman. Thanks Alan

If we had switched Sunday and today's out of the area work, a carbon footprint-less Chimney Swift (York) was 'available'! Locally, three Spoonbill still on the EM Pool (have there always been three, c/f 'immature' claims from LM as well as the two adults......or is the third also an adult?), an Osprey causing a lot of excitement as it came and went from the lower end of Leighton Moss a few times today & two Little Egret (three this evening) on Allen Pool along with 16 Greenshank. Spotted Redshank and Little Egret Lune Estuary. Lesser Yellowlegs reportedly on EM pool this evening