Monday, 15 August 2011

Late season Turnip and small wader influx

Heysham Obs
A Turnip Moth was a mild surprise in the moth trap - most are in early summer here.  Also a dark form of what seems to be White-line Dart.

Red Nab/Ocean Edge mid-morning
A pre-tide visit saw a few bits and bobs but no comprehensive check made
Med Gull - 2 juvs, 3 adults, 2 3CY
Little Gull - ad
Sandwich Tern - 3
Kittiwake - 2CY

Red Nab near high tide
Decent and rather unexpected arrival of good numbers of Dunlin, Ringed Plover plus a few Knot.  Will count tomorrow - here are some pics from Janet:

On Heysham NR, some moth spp. eggs found on a grass stem were in the process of hatching.  Thanks Janet:

Anyone any idea which species, please?