Sunday, 2 August 2009


Heysham Obs
Not a lot this morning with the two 'glued-together' juv Med Gulls seemingly disappearing and an unfavourable wind direction making life difficult viewing resting birds on Red Nab

Ocean Edge to Heliport
Med Gull - Czech-ringed adult & one other adult & one juv.
Little Egret - 1+ OE saltmarsh creek
Black-tailed Godwit - 1
Knot - 2
Whimbrel - 2
Nothing offshore

Heysham NR
The pair of Sparrowhawk, nesting at an inaccessible site, fledged three young today. At least four Coal Tit in mixed flock - early for this species on here

Excellent on Heysham NR, given the wind, with at least 27 Gatekeepers, 8 Painted Lady, 3 Red Admiral, Brimstone, Small Copper, 3 Comma, Grayling, plenty of Small Skipper & Meadow Brown. Highlight was an unprecendented c30 Holly Blue and similar numbers of Common Blue