Sunday, 8 April 2012

Trash birding

Heysham Obs
This morning's very unexpected Golden-rod Pug - by far the earliest county record.  Thanks John

I wonder if litter gathering has ever been considered a necessary part of angling competitions?  Certainly not on the north wall at Heysham last night.  A litter strewn landscape greeted early morning observers who received little encouragement from the blank fare out to sea.  Two bits of seawatching covering the early slot and the incoming tide slot failed to deliver:

Red-throated Diver - 1
Kittiwake - flock of 10

Considerably more interesting with a medium/largish pug which appears, metathoracically and otherwise, to be Golden Rod but its way too early.  Pics to follow.  Just about to examine three worn Agonopterix-types.  otherwise Herald and yet another late March Moth