Sunday, 28 August 2011

Seagull day

Heysham Obs
Ocean Edge/Red Nab/Outfalls/cursory glance at the sea
Med Gull - at least 9 possibly 10 juv/1st W, 4 adult and 2 3CY.  Note how scarce 2CY Meds have been this autumn - we are well aware of the pitfalls of misageing due to misreading the moult!
Little Gull - 2CY and Ad
Kittiwake - 2 in the region of the incoming IOM ferry
Gannet - 2 out at 1100hrs
No terns

Early afternoon - Just after high water
Wheatear - 2
Kittiwake - 1 juvenile
Half Moon Bay
Wheatear - 2

Highlighted by a brown-tailed female Yellow-tail!  Also V Pug, Acleris emargana, Rhomboid Tortrix