Monday, 18 July 2011

Foreshore Fare

Heysham Obs
Ocean Edge/Red Nab at high tide, then walk to wooden jetty post-tide
Med Gull - 3-4 adults, one 3CY, one (unringed) juv.  One of the adults appeared to be metal-ringed above the tarsus as per returning Czech bird
Redshank - 191 OE saltmarsh
Greenshank - one adult with above
Turnstone - 2 OE saltmarsh
Whimbrel - one OE saltmarsh

Moth trap
Not too bad as on the lee side of the building with a rather unseasonal Herald the highlight and Straw Underwing, as usual this time of year, the only spceies in double-figures.  No weak-flying species other than single Agriphila tristella and C. culmella