Friday, 26 June 2009

At least two successful Grasshopper Warbler broods

Heysham Obs
Med Gull - 2CY black head with white forehead & crown feeding on tideline below North side of wooden jetty.
Black-headed Gull - 520 inc 4 juv. on and to the side of S1 outfall
Swallow - entering derelict building in harbour complex
3 Herring gull young - on stanchion by intake

Painted lady 1

Hut Moth Trap
A reasonable catch including Double Dart, Clay, Coxcomb Prominent & Shaded Pug.

The first ringing visit of the year here curtailed by blustery wind. Singles of Reed bunting, Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat & Blackbird, plus 5 Grasshopper Warblers captured. (AJD)