Friday, 27 July 2007

Black Guillemot on the Jim Bowen show

Heysham Obs
The Black Guillemot had a Radio Lancashire slot today and a visit to see if they had not promptly departed revealed one bird in the water below the jetty but bad light preventing seeing whether one was 'in the hole'. Communication with Alan Davies, the Conwy warden, suggests that the behaviour of these birds is very similar to the Fishguard harbour prospective colonists - plenty of display, mainly from the male but lukewarm female reaction. As Gavin Thomas pointed out, this might be because both the Heysham and Fishguard females are first summers.
Shag - 1st summer in the harbour
Sandwich Tern - one off the harbour late afternoon

Oystercatcher roost at the heliport. Thanks Cliff
No time to check the outfalls today
About 5 Gatekeeper recorded along with a few Small Skipper.
Gatekeeper and Small Skipper - thanks Cliff
The Lesser Yellowlegs was seen on the Allen Pool in the early morning before flying north-east. No reports from Leighton Moss. Ad Osprey on the public mere mid-morning.