Thursday, 21 June 2012

Unseasonal Common Sandpiper

Heysham Obs
Moths were again dire with the diminutive Middle-barred Minor, I think, the only one new for the year.  It is a poor do when you can remember species and numbers, without having to write anything down, in midsummer!

Ocean Edge/Red Nab area
Black-headed Gull - 75
Oystercatcher - 171
Grey Plover - just 7 today
Common Sandpiper - 1 - most unusual this early (or late?) but a lot must surely have been flooded out this year or anticipating being flooded out tomorrow