Saturday, 13 October 2007

Looks like we might have missed some stuff

Heysham Obs
I've changed the header after accessing other sites. The wind was subtely different at dawn with a slight hint of SE along with quite a bit of drizzle. Unfortunately no time to search for grounded migrants, although Middleton was well-covered and did produce some stuff (see below). Walney had a Firecrest and Bardsey had a Black Redstart influx today and the wind is southerlyish overnight. It IS clear above at present (2015 hours).

Vis Mig
30 minutes (0820-0850) produced 22 Starling and a Siskin!

One Chiffchaff calling near the office

Middleton IE
5 Reed Bunting together and a male Stonechat. Nearby a Wheatear. Wildfowl included 13 Tufted Duck, 10 Teal and 3 Little Grebe plus an increase in Mute Swan to 5.

No joy here. Careful opening of the door revealed an Epirrata, a scarce species complex at Heysham. Unfortunately 'distant' views of flying genitalia as it disappeared out of the window were completely out of my (and everyone else's?) league as regards separating the three species: Pale November Moth, November Moth and Autumnal Moth. No other moths!

Yellowhammer in an inefficiently harvested maize field along Grab Lane, Lancaster. Great White Egret still Leighton Moss area