Thursday, 19 July 2012

Early spartan WeBS

Heysham Obs
A rather early WeBS count revealed that there was not a lot around at high tide!  The exception was the reasonable numbers of Redshank which included 80 roosting on Ocean Edge saltmarsh.  Four Turnstone were roosting on the wooden jetty, otherwise most of the rest was Oystercatcher-fest (520 on Red Nab) and large gull species, some of which were finishing off their nesting season

A single Meadow Brown was seen in SD36V by the north harbour wall mound.  "The wildlife of SD36V" would surely make a best-seller.

The moth trap held Short-cloaked Moth, Grey Pug, Iron Prominent, Dingy Footman, Blackneck, Double Dart, another Barred Red and several Straw Underwing