Monday, 9 July 2012

Red-veined Darter confirmed

Heysham Obs
Middleton model boat pond this afternoon.  Thanks Janet.  Are they still hanging out at this formerly prolonged breeding site or is this a primary migrant? (one sighting on one day in last year's grotty summer).  One was thought to have been photographed on the dragonfly event on Saturday, so hopefully another pic on its way from the observer.

Also seen up to 6 Black-tailed Skimmer, a single male Ruddy Darter and at least one Emperor

Please take care not to disturb the Mute Swan family if you visit this pond.  Thanks

Outfalls/Red Nab
Med Gull -  at least 4 2CY and one adult
Arctic Tern - at least one adult
Common Tern - one adult

A really decent catch by this year's standards.  New for the year were: White Satin, Dotted Clay, Barred Yellow, Scalloped Oak and I think V-Pug.  Notable were Broad-barred White, a latish Eyed Hawk-moth, Bee Moth, Diamond-back Moth, 3 Silver Y and 6 Double Dart.  Clay (15) the most numerous