Friday, 21 September 2007

wet wet wet dry sunny

Heysham Obs
A vertical rain day as the wind dropped to zilch. Cleared early afternoon and insects such as Migrant Hawker (2 on Middleton) and Speckled Wood were quickly on the wing. Most unusual was a group of 14 Swallow which 'leaf-fell' on to the water-turbulent seaward end of Heysham one outfall just like a flock of Arctic Tern in spring. They then flew purposefully north.

Harbour/north wall
Guillemot - one on the seaward end of Heysham One outfall
Sandwich tern - one offshore
Med Gull - just two 2nd W seen in a brief visit

Three Robin were on the north harbour wall mound and at least 2 Chiffchaff around the nature reserve centre

Middleton IE
7 Teal & female Stonechat (first of the autumn)

The third record this autumn of (un)Common Wainscot

Great White Egret Leighton Moss EM Pool