Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Groggy Peacock hits the headlines

Heysham Obs
A Peacock butterfly was found by the NR car park by the visiting Arnside NHS group, but it was somewhat lethargic.  Presumably the same was seen in flight during some late afternoon sun.  Thanks to ANHS & Janet for bird records.  All photos by Janet

Inshore sightings
Little Gull - 2CY appeared on the outfalls just after the group had left

Kittiwake - 20-25
Guillemot c6
Shag - c9
Twite - 14 at lunchtime, including 3 unringed birds
Goldfinch - 2 with above
Med Gull - adult north wall, 2 adults on the old Fisher's roof
Pink-footed Goose - 19 SE

Parsnip Moth in the trap