Friday 13 July 2012

Decent overnight moth catch and early influx of Redshank

Heysham Obs
Apparently an early influx of Redshank has been noted at other sites and this was certainly the case just after the tide off Ocean Edge

Outfalls/Red Nab and area
Redshank - 185, equally distributed on the newly-uncovered mudflats either side of the old water pipeline
Black-tailed Godwit - one with the above
Curlew - 130 scattered around
Med Gull - too late to 'do' the gulls - they were scattered far and wide but two adults were seen.  It is always best to 'do' the gulls on the incoming tide - about 3 hrs before high tide - not on the dropping tide

New for the year included Yellow Tail, Wormwood Pug, Dingy Footman, Garden Tiger (not annual these days) and notable were Straw Underwing, Double Dart and Agonopterix nervosa