Sunday, 31 May 2009

Watch your cabbages!

Heysham Obs
North wall area
Whimbrel - one in
Black Guillemot - on water by jetty

Gull nest count Fishers west side
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 29
Herring Gull - 17
Great Black-backed Gull - one (still sitting)
Nature reserve CES ringing
Jay - a retrap from 2006 caught on the CES - obviously still an elusive breeding bird in this area
Middleton IE
4-spotted Chaser - 93 seen, a majority in the central marsh pond in what were quite windy conditions. The model boat pond was very windswept (see tomorrows posting)

Grey Seal - one offshore - the only item of interest amongst a lot of speedboats taking anglers to the mouth of the bay

Large White - 37 on the north wall mound & c8 moving north
Painted Lady - c10 north at the north wall - much fewer than Large White - & only about 10/hour heading north over the rest of the recording area until at least mid-pm
The Woodchat Shrike postings/photos from the Lancaster DBWS site have been removed due to serious issues with the accuracy of some of the posted written material. No discussion will be entered into on this, as further material in the public domain will serve no purpose other than increase the chances of people suppressing their finds due to perceived endemic irresponsibility at rare birds, when in fact it is a very small minority who are not present at every 'twitch'. Osprey Leighton area all afternoon and 14 Crossbill (including adult males) NW over Tarnbrook fell