Saturday, 5 March 2011

..........and another scarce moth

Heysham Obs
This time the jumbo-sized early-season 'micro', diurnea fagella.  Definitely under 10 records for here, but MapMate may not include all of them with micro recording being a bit haphazard in the early years

Birds I'm aware of included the Czech-ringed Med Gull (should be off for the summer in the next two days, on previous form) and 9 (ringed) Twite at the feeder. 

Other birds from the North Harbour Wall:
Great-crested Grebe - 2
Red-breasted Merganser - 2
Eider - 136 in the Kent Channel (62 males at least), 7 in the low tide channel
Black-headed Gull - 73 in the low tide channel (mostly adults), 35 in the harbour (no adults), 10 behind the ferry (mixture)
Herring Gull - 29 on the roof of one of the buildings
Lesser Black-backed Gull - 4 pairs on the above building plus at least 22 birds on the Centrica building.
Turnstone - only 1 seen
Bar-tailed Godwit - 19 south of the wooden jetty
Grey Plover - 1 over
Rock Pipit - 1
Pied Wagtail - 1 at the sand plant  and 1 due north (vis).
Robin - 1 at the feeding station.

170 Pink-footed Geese heading towards the Lune from the by-pass area at 0715hrs