Wednesday, 7 July 2010

More Manx

Heysham Obs
Ocean Edge 0900-0930
A 20 minute scan for Storm Petrel around the 'red buoy area' & off the end of the outfalls revealed 5 or 6 distant Manx Shearwater flying "in and across", perhaps not visible from the north wall

Med Gull - adult on the receding tideline; not ringed below the tarsus, but couldnt rule out Czech bird

A White-line Dart was the first (and perhaps the last - not common here) of the year

Baby Wrens

Heysham Obs
The first belated baby Wrens of the year were ringed by the office along with single Lesser Whitethroat and Whitethroat juveniles

Whimbrel - one north wall (thanks Lou)

Moths were numerous but without any highlights; Marbled Beauty appeared to be new for the year and there were the 'routine' four Double Darts