Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Not a lot apart from ants

Heysham Obs
Another late afternoon dose of flying ants concentrated gulls over the reserve etc. and produced an adult Med. Gull during a brief check.

Lunchtime check from OE foreshore with the tide well out produced:
Whimbrel - 1
Little Gull - 2nd S->ad W

The trap produced the first Copper Underwing of the year with 7 Ruby Tiger being a good count for here. A worn Silver Y was the only migrant

Amazingly some warm and sunny weather (again unforecasted) produced the first two non-Large White this year on the now profuse buddliea outside the office - a single Peacock and Red Admiral!!

Lunchtime check of Sunderland produced the usual adult Yellow-legged Gull in its usual lowish-tide location just upstream from the 'football buoy' as viewed from the tidal road. 6 Crossbill SW over Caton Moor this morning. Colour-ringed 1st S->2nd W Med Gull on Lune by the 'bluethroat site' at the south end of Aldcliffe [seemingly white darvic with black letters = NW mainland Europe]. Unringed moulting adult Med Gull by Morecambe Stone jetty [& Sandwich Tern]