Thursday, 10 May 2012

Wet drought lie-in

Heysham Obs
Late news for yesterday concerns a female/imm Black Redstart around the office at 1000hrs (not the leucistic Robin on territory there!)

Today's 'highlight' so far is the fifth record of Least Black Arches in the moth trap.  Maybe some coverage of the tide when the wind swings to the SW and visibility improves, but hopefully, seabird late-in-the-day-wise, including a few beefy showers

Mid-afternoon check
Still near the middle of the weather system with hardly any wind & poor visibility

Ocean Edge beach:
Common Gull - 61
Black-headed Gull - 2
Wheatear - large female

"Seawatch" 1430-1450
Dunlin - flock of 13 NE, gaining height
a few large seagulls