Sunday, 4 May 2014

Isolated quality!

Heysham Obs
No early morning coverage seemed justified when a half hour seawatch 1000-1030 produced nothing to trouble the notebook.  Pete Crooks then put in 1.5 patient hours and had three sightings:

Common Scoter - 33
Black Tern - one in (the only tern!!)
Pomarine Skua - light morph on the sea, then got up and flew out, climbing all the time

Then a phone call from elsewhere suggested we had missed some early morning landbirds.......................

Then later on the blog title became even more appropriate - summer plumaged AMERICAN BUFF-BELLIED PIPIT at nearby Cockersands - found by Stuart!   

Male Muslin moth was a nice less than annual visitor