Sunday, 14 August 2011

From routine to notable

Heysham Obs
Varied activities this morning included the Heysham NR CES & supplementary Greenfinch ringing, the moth trap and a check at Red Nab on the incoming tide.  The notable sighting was Tawny Speckled Pug in the moth trap, a formerly common moth which, like the Wall Brown butterfly, has completely 'crashed' in the last few years after a previously slow decline

Heysham NR CES
Unringed birds included a juvenile Bullfinch, single Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler and two Blackcap.  12 more Greenfinches were ringed.

Red Nab
Sandwich Tern - two
Little Gull - usual Ad & 2CY
Med Gull - 3, possibly 4 unringed juvs, 5+ ad & 4 3CY 

Tawny-speckled Pug and 10 T. advenella