Sunday 15 July 2012

High fives for Blackneck

Heysham Obs
When the spread of this species reached the north of Lancashire, it seemed like Heysham might become a hotspot due to the proliferation of Tufted Vetch.  This has happened this year and there were 5 individuals this morning after what was not a particularly good moth night

Ocean Edge/outfalls/Ocean Edge foreshore at high tide
Med Gull - 3 ads and one 2CY in amongst reduced numbers on Red Nab (disturbed prior to arrival?)
Grey Plover - 36
Dunlin - 8
Redshank - 157
Bar-tailed Godwit - 2
Knot - 2

5 Blackneck notable and new for the year were Dingy Shears, Pale Mottled Willow and Common (uncommon here) Wainscot.  There were also 2 Double Dart and 4 Straw Underwing