Thursday, 29 May 2008

More razorbills

Crambus lathienellus - think its spelt right! The earliest of the common "grass moths" made its first appearance today. Thanks Cliff.

Heysham Obs
By the very modest standards of the 'inner' Bay (as opposed to Rossall/Walney), it has been quite a good spring for Razorbill, especially the 'days recorded' bit.

North harbour wall 0600-0730
Razorbill - 4 out
Gannet - 6 in, 2 out
Common Scoter - 16 out
Sandwich Tern - c6 blogging
Arctic Tern - 3 in
Just one Black Guillemot midday off the NHW by the gate
(Above received by text. Thanks Ray)

Treble Bar and the first Shaded Pug of the year in the moth trap. 24 4-spotted Chaser on Middleton IE, mostly central marsh pond & the various pools/dykes on the western marsh. No Emperor but N.S. pond not carefully checked

Dead Hedgehog Moneyclose Lane (for the 4th day!)

35 Arctic Tern off JBP in the early evening a bit unexpected along with a late RT Diver. [Red-spotted Bluethroat Walney yesterday evening]. Keep looking, or perhaps more appropriately listening, at coastal locations [Rosefinch, Marsh & Icterine Warbler possibilities]