Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Gull fest but no Marsh Warbler

Heysham Obs
Unfortunately an eastern kingbird type of starry sky sent the Marsh Warbler on its way at or soon after the last bit of song at 1122pm.  People were there overnight/from dawn at again at least 0530hrs.  Sorry your efforts were wasted

However, the gulls on the outfalls are a stray rarity waiting to happen.  There are more than I have ever seen at this time of year and it took ages to locate

Med Gull - 2 x 2CY, one at least new in (not the Dutch-ringed bird on head pattern)
Kittiwake - 1 x 2CY
Common Tern - 1 Ad

Could easily have missed something.  Worth allocating an hour or so's grilling over the low tide period or early incoming tide (not at high tide)

Moths last night at Middleton took a bit of a back seat but did allow the pleasure of year-ticking Heart and Dart after a long frustrating wait in this late year

No comments: