Monday, 13 August 2007

New moth species

Heysham Bird Observatory
Wooden jetty/harbour/heliport area
Both Black Guillemots on the sea below the wooden jetty
Ad Med Gull roosting on the heliport at HT, another Ad on the sea off the north harbour wall

A dark morph adult Arctic Skua was distantly making its way out of the Bay during a quick check on the WeBS count

Red Nab area
2nd S moulting to ad W Med Gull

Scalloped Hook-tip in the trap this morning. This birch feeder was recorded yesterday at Lord's Lot Bog and, unless recent records contradict, represent the 4th and 5th for VC60 (northern 2/3 of Lancashire). Definitely not accidental transport of yesterday's individual! Small Wainscot new for the year

Scalloped Hook-tip. Thanks Reuben

Three Spoonbill & 14 Little Egret Leighton area. Ad winter Spotted Redshank & Greenshank on the Strathmore groyne off Morecambe at HT, Belgian-ringed Ad Med Gull nearby