Sunday, 6 July 2008

First Whimbrel of the 'autumn'

Heysham Obs
Red Nab/Stage 2 outfall
Med Gull - one 2nd summer
Little Gull - 2 1st summer
Whimbrel - 1 (first of autumn)
Black-headed Gull - leucistic bird

North harbour wall
Med Gull - 2nd S -usual wintering bird, different from above
No obvious sign Black Guillemot

Middleton IE
A short window for dragonflies between the downpours saw double-figures of Common Darter, the first Brown Hawker of the year and low single figures of Emperor and Black-tailed Skimmer. A few Small Skipper were on the wing.

Ad Hobby again at Aldcliffe this lunchtime. Chough again in Warton Crag quarry at 1140hrs. Spoonbill Leighton Moss Public Mere area [& 2 otter island mere]