Thursday, 26 July 2012

More time-consuming moths

Heysham Obs
Another decent moth catch with no real surprises.  New for the year were Udea lutealis, Southern Wainscot and Cloaked Minor and I think LBB Yellow U/W.  Of interest for here were Plain Golden Y, Slender Pug, Agapeta zoegana (with hamana for comparison), Agonopterix nervosa, Blackneck, Dingy Footman (3), Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, a latish Double Dart and just 58 Straw Underwing

Outfalls/Red Nab late afternoon
Redshank - 235
Turnstone - 4
Oystercatcher - 1,140
Med Gull - 2 x ad, 1 x 2CY
Little Gull - adult summer
Sandwich Tern - 3 adults early afternoon, then just one adult
Whimbrel - 1
Curlew - 44