Thursday, 16 July 2015

Mixed bag

Heysham Obs
A ringing session by the office produced a handful of Greenfinch and Chaffinch, an unexpected unringed adult female Great-spotted Woodpecker (and ringed male) but very little else - just one juvenile Willow Warbler.   A bit of a bonus was continuing sunshine allowing observers to connect with Red-veined Darter and a/the Banded Demoiselle was recorded again

Middleton NR model boat pond
Red-veined Darter - 6 males, including four very close to each other
Banded Demoiselle - one
Black-tailed Skimmer - 15-20

Another visit to the model boat pond and more pics from Jackie and David Moreton.  Thanks for these

Outfalls area (thanks Pete)
Med Gull - 6
possible Great Skua seen in the harbour area but only briefly

Magpie new for the year in the trap

Two Bee Orchid sill just about in flower by office

Remains of Hedgehog on classroom path. 

Two Brown Hawker PA way and another seen by office today