Thursday, 19 June 2008

First for reserve?

Feast your eyes on this little brown job which John Girdley photographed on Sunday (15th). This "widespread and common throughout the British Isles" moth is now on the Heysham list and has the grand name of Glyphipteryx thrasonella (who makes these up?). It feeds on rushes and flies in the sunshine during May to August. The specimen in the photo will be on display in Heysham Nature Reserve office tomorrow. Bet you can't wait to see it!

On the down side, no-one was on site today to witness any Storm Petrels and there must surely have been some.
R. Conder: summer plumaged Spotted Redshank, Common Sandpiper, 2 Black-tailed Godwits.

Sea watch 0900-1000 hrs

Great Skua 'out' close in to end of wooden jetty
Gannet 5 in 8 out
Fulmar 7 in
Kittiwake 6 out
Arctic Tern 1 blogging
Sandwich Tern 7 out + 1 blogging
Black Guillemot on sea below wooden jetty