Sunday, 26 August 2007

Clouded Yellow surprise

Heysham Obs
Now two Clouded Yellow along the path between the reserve and Ocean Edge, colloquially known as the 'dog track'

2-3 juv/1st W Med Gulls were new in. No sign of any Black Guillemot

General birds
Pretty quite other than a trickle of southbound Swallows e.g. a search of the coastal sites saw no Wheatear. A mist netting session around the office area saw two Whitethroat and a Black cap but little else caught other than a flock of 10 Blue Tit

The second Mouse Moth of the year was in the trap

Wood Sandpiper overflew Conder Green calling and flying east. 2 Curlew Sandpiper and a Little Stint Allen/EM Pool along with a record Lancs count of 24 Little Egret and the three long-staying Spoonbill. Two further Little Egret along Morecambe foreshore. Juv Garganey still at Leighton Moss Griesdale hide and Ad Yellow-legged Gull still at Glasson. Ring Ouzel Whitendale but no sign of yesterdays Marsh Harrier