Tuesday 14 February 2012

A February moth at last and an offshore mystery

Heysham Obs
A flurry of activity early on soon degenerated into office work.  Sorry should have posted the offshore mystery earlier to alert people.

Eider - at least 60
unidentified probable small grebe - this was seen in flight with structure and distribution of white on the wing suggesting a small grebe (female Goldeneye eliminated), although it was very distant.  It then landed on the water and couldnt be relocated although it was about "half the size" of a Great-crested Grebe at a similar distance further north

Harbour area
Twite - at least 18
Med Gull - at least one adult
waterfall area not checked by me

Pale Brindled Beauty was new for the year and not guaranteed every year here