Tuesday, 21 August 2007

Whinchat surprise

Heysham Obs
Ocean Edge/Red Nab/outfalls
2nd W Med Gull & adult Little Gull & adult Sandwich Tern on the foreshore & 5 Wheatear and a 1st W Whinchat (definite c/f recent 'chattering' on the LDBWS site!) on the rocks. 8-10 Wheatear Heysham Head (thanks Malcolm)

North wall not covered at all

Middleton IE
A short ringing session before the northerly wind suddenly increased at c0900 included 6 Common and 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 5 Reed Bunting but just the one Sedge Warbler. Quite a few flocks of Linnet & Goldfinch & several ringed.

A new moth for the year in the hut trap was Ypsolopha scabrella
Belgian-ringed Ad Med Gull 36W off north Morecambe again [please do not send this bird in, it is fully documented (see for e.g. Heysham Obs & LDBWS ringing reports)]. 2nd W Med Lune Estuary. 3 Spoonbill and c18 Little Egret Leighton Moss area.