.............Are they now extinct at Middleton/Heysham?
Very brief visit to Red Nab/OE foreshore
Med Gull - ad & juv
Black-tailed Godwit - 14
1 Juvenile Wheatear
Heysham Nature reserve
Quite a few Willow Warblers (c10 at any on time) calling within earshot of the office along with 3+ Common Whitethroat - more migrants than yesterdays poor show !
Middleton IE dragonflies (thanks Colin & Colin)
Model Boat Pond: Common Blue Damselfly: many males (pure guess - 50), 3 tandems, 1female, 4 tenerals; Common Darter 12 males 15 tenerals 1 tandem; Emperor: 1 male, 2 females ovipositing; Blue Tailed Damselfly: 4 males; Black Tailed Skimmer: 1 male
Middleton Wood Pond: Common Darter: 9 males, 1 female, 1 unsexed, 13 tenerals, 2 ovipositing tandems; Emperor: 1 male; Emerald Damselfly: 1 mating pair
Central & Western Marshes
Sightings included 5 4-spotted Chaser
Butterflies: 3 Wall Brown
Heysham NR dragonflies
Dog Pond: Migrant Hawker: Possible female, definite male about 30 yards past on the way back, hawking; Common Darter 4 males + 1 tandem ovipositing; Common Blue Damselfly: 5 males; Emperor: 1 female ovipositing, 2 males; Brown Hawker: 1 male; Blue Tailed Damselfly: 1 male; Common Hawker: 2 males (1 of which consistently saw off the emperor!)
Dipping pond: Brown Hawker: 1 male, 1 female; Blue Tailed Damselfly: 2 males
Jetty: Common Darter: 5 males 1 female; Common Hawker: 1 male; Brown Hawker: 1 female; Blue Tailed Damselfly: 1 male; Emerald Damselfly: 1 male
Hide screen: Possible female Migrant Hawker (but probably not Common Hawker) & 1 male; Blue Tailed Damselfly: 1 male; Common Darter: 1 male, 1 tandem
Marsh & surrounds: Migrant Hawker: 3 males; Common Hawker 4 males & 16 male 7 female Common Darter
Decent catch included the following less-common species here: Double Lobed, Dingy Footman (3), Flame Carpet (!), Bordered Beauty, Narrow-winged Pug.
4CY Yellow-legged Gull & Ad Curlew Sandpiper still at Glasson