Friday, 25 May 2012

Common Tern at last!

Heysham Obs
Three of the team who have been covering the place pretty conscientiously this spring are largely unavailable for the next two weeks, so any help keeping a daily log going gratefully received - we don't mind missing the odd Red-backed Shrike on Middleton or the long-overdue Subalpine warbler on the next CES - perhaps more likely, looking at the forecast, a singing Rosefinch.  Given the forecasted 'perfect' easterly weather, it would be great if they were recorded as our track record for these late spring oddities (because there is too much cover to search for just one lost late migrant) is dreadful compared to the likes of nearby Walney, despite the rest of the year comparing favourably with these less-vegetated coastal sites

Perhaps more realistically, any moth trap records or dragonflies would help to keep the daily postings going

Sea 1000-1030
Common Tern - at last!!!! one in the channel feeding
Small White butterfly - 3 north
Flies - several unknown species in-off

Highlighted by a Lychnis.  Late news for yesterday - a Heart and Dart in the trap - the first of many one assumes