Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Interesting news from last Friday

Shaded Broad-bar moth this evening.  Thanks Janet

Heysham Obs
Friday sightings from Sean's vigil
Black Guillemot - one in non-breeding plumage around the end of the wooden jetty for about 30 minutes.  Only the second day this species has been seen this year
Arctic Tern - adult
Sandwich Tern - 2 out
Med Gull - three different adults seen between Half-moon bay and the harbour mouth but not possible to see whether the Czech bird was one of them

Todays stuff
Ocean Edge/Red Nab/outfalls
Arctic Tern - juv
Whimbrel - one

One of the unfortunate things recently has been a number of birders calling in at the office for info but not reciprocating by calling back in with their sightings, despite a polite request.  Sign of the times?

Lots, but nothing special, with the best being Dingy Shears, Dingy Footman, Bordered Beauty, White Satin, Slender Pug (2), Golden-rod Pug (4) and (scarce here) Sandy Carpet.  Common Rustic takes over from Straw Underwing as the top dog.  Note that Golden-rod Pug larvae feed on ragwort.