Sunday, 1 June 2008

Little Tern reward......

Heysham Obs
......for Mark putting in hours of seawatching during the weekend mornings

North harbour wall 0600-1000
Arctic Skua - DM out towards the Lune at 0607 & one in at 0912. Conceivably the same.
Little Tern - one in, close inshore, with Arctic Tern at 0835. Just about annual & all records in last three years have been tagging along with Arctic Tern flocks
Arctic Tern - 11+14+1 in (first with Little Tern) - late for passage flocks
Sandwich Tern - 10
Manx Shearwater - 1+4 in
Gannet - 24
Guillemot - 4
Black Guillemot - one below wooden jetty
Red-throated Diver - sp in

Red Nab
5 Turnstone
3 Sandwich Tern

Moth trap
Following the first last year, another of the range-increasing Lime Hawk-moth (new tetrad records at Sunderland Point & Wennington in recent nights), the first Common Wave and Clouded Border of the year and further examples of two local specialities, Treble Bar [which is abundant here] & Shaded Pug [of which this is the best of a very few VC60 sites]

5 Spoonbill Leighton Moss EM Pool. Osprey lower end of Leighton Moss late morning at least. A rather odd paucity of contributions to the local website/pager etc from this area this weekend.