Saturday 30 June 2012

Influx of Meds and Silver Y

Heysham Obs
Red Nab area
A very quick check revealed:
Med Gull -  FOUR: 1 x 2CY with mask, one x 2CY with an almost black head, 1 x 2CY with small amount of black on rear crown, 1 x Ad.  Either sitting or in flight so legs not seen re-rings - anyone time to check?
Kittiwake - 2CY

Day-time moth trawl revealed:
Silver Y - 13
Burnet Companion - 2 tatty ones (both in SD4060)
Latticed Heath - 1
Small China Mark - 7

Highlight of a rather poor overnight catch checked rather too late was a late Shaded Pug

Plenty of Nettle Tap moth around the reserve where the taller vegetation can be found alongside the paths (including nettles!).  Thanks Janet