Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Peregrine on the move

Thanks Mark - todays Med

Heysham Obs
A Peregrine headed north over the Bay

North harbour wall
Red-throated Diver - one out
Peregrine - one north across the bay without deviating at all
Skylark - 2 north
Twite - 38 on the feeder
a few Black-headed & Common Gull heading into the bay
Med Gull - adult to bread mid-afternoon

Wooden Jetty
Purple Sandpiper - at least 2
Turnstone - 52

Red Nab
Wigeon - 48

First Bombus terrestris i.e. a bumble bee of the year careering around the car park. The Twenty-plume moth yesterday was found to be a 'jamjar-hopper' i.e. it was brought in over the weekend for identification from suburban Morecambe, escaped in the office & presumably crawled under the door towards the only light in the place after dusk!!!

6 Waxwing A6 end of Rutland Avenue, Lancaster (the 6?). The (expletive deleted) Great Grey Shrike was by the trig point again at 1500hrs. Ad & 3CY Med Gulls at Leighton Moss but not interacting. A perhaps elderly Bittern was attempting to boom at Leighton Moss at 1850hrs