Saturday, 27 August 2011

Too dismissive of this morning?

Heysham Obs
North-westerly winds mean lie-ins, checking moth traps and getting on with "paperwork".  However, this early morning was initially not windy, possessed a heavy cloud & shower or two and should have been 'given the works', especially with all the big grey warblers, which turn up in light north-westerlies, dotted all over the northern isles

Ocean Edge/outfalls area
Sandwich Tern - 3
Med Gull - 3 juv/1CY and at least 2 adult-types
Wheatear - 2
Little Gull - ad & 2CY

Half Moon Bay - Early evening
Wheatears - 4
Tawny-speckled Pug (or 3/4 of one - missing a hindwing) was the third of the autumn - a minor revival for what is now a scarce moth.  Also the first Grey Chi of the autumn.  A pristine Clay was unexpected (and double-checked!) and there was another Agriphila geniculea