Wednesday, 1 August 2007

First 'autumnal' Little Gulls

Heysham Obs
Thanks to John Mason for all the bird info.

Outfalls/Red Nab
TWO juvenile Med Gull today along with a 3rd W (as yesterday) and 1st summer. Two 1st S Little Gull were undoubtedly those recorded at JB Point a few days ago - now they are here they should stay! Two Sandwich Tern and at least two Whimbrel.

Wooden jetty/harbourmouth
Two Black Guillemot on the water at least 0830hrs. Dare I say that dredger activity may have displaced the last remaining Shag [from last autumn] away from the area?

The reedbed trap was run and produced more Southern Wainscot and a few Small China Mark. The hut trap saw a battered Bordered Beauty and another Nutmeg.

The declining Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet was in the reedbed trap along with the pyralid Small China Mark; the other is the battered Bordered Beauty. Thanks Reuben.