Monday, 20 July 2009

The first juvenile Med Gulls of the year

Heysham Obs
Red Nab/Ocean Edge near high tide
Med Gull - 2 x juvenile Red Nab, Ad Red Nab, 2CY Red Nab, Ad off Ocean Edge saltmarsh
Gannet - two sweeps of the outer bay saw 2 wheeling along the horizon
Whimbrel - 1

Harbour area
Great Black-backed Gull - single young with 1/2-grown flight feathers by the vent on the old Fisher's building roof
Lesser BB Gull - reassessment: at least 16 pairs, many with young, on the roofs on the WEST side of the harbour

Heysham Nature reserve
A few butterflies, including several Gatekeeper and two Red Admiral & 2 Comma

Perhaps worth mentioning that the dominant species at the moment, but quite scarce in the rest of Lancashire/VC60, is Straw Underwing. White Plume moth new for the year

4CY Yellow-legged Gull on Lune by Sunderland car park late afternoon

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