Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The young ones

North Harbour Wall
Pied Wagtail - 4 juvs presumably the offspring of the pair from Centrica
Linnet - 3 juvs - presumably the offspring of the pair from Gorse on the Mound
Starling - 1 juv - presumably the offspring of the pair from Heysham Harbour

Fisher's Roof (north facing side) nesting gulls:
Lesser Black-back - 13 still sitting on nests, 3 broods of 2 youngsters and 3 broods of 1 youngster.
Great Black-back - 1 pair with 2 youngsters
Herring Gull - 6 sitting, presumably on nests.  11 immatures on the apex of the roof.

Outfalls/Ocean Edge
Mediterranean Gull - adult or faintly marked 3CY on the seaward end of Heysham 2 outfall
Black-headed Gull - c120
Common Gull - c5
No terns
Anybody any Manx Shearwater (or better!) records from earlier this month, please - plenty on the move - see e.g. Walney Obs site??

A very tatty Common Blue on the mound.

A small catch this morning after a cool clear night included this attractive micro Tinea semifulvella:

A daytime search revealed Marsh Pug in the Far Marsh fen area: