Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Insects to the fore

Heysham Obs
There are nine cygnets on Middleton and a pair of Gadwall with 10 young.  This is seriously the birding highlight today with zero obvious migrants in a crystal clear full-moon north-westerly - what a waste of space this month has been so far compared to what it could have been like!  

Crambus lathoniellus kicked off its year in the company of Latticed Heath alongside the HNR entrance road

The trap held a tricky highflyer spp which might well be Ruddy (confirmed track record here) - it needs a really good look.  Also new for the year in the trap were Clouded Bordered Brindle & Brimstone.

Four spotted Chaser seen yesterday at Middleton NR  
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