Tuesday 17 July 2012

Moths and a few birds

Heysham Obs
A bit of a one-eyed posting courtesy of a right eye cataract op this morning.  An overnight sheet and light session below the classroom was highlighted by the fourth VC60 record of Hedya salicella, a variation on the bird dropping theme.  Also notable was a minimum of eight Blackneck

The office trap produced a further three Blackneck, single Dingy Footman and Map-winged Swift of note

Outfalls/Red Nab area
Many of the gulls had moved south out of viewing range (per Jean)
Med Gull - 2CY
Curlew - 90

This singing male Wren takes a short break - thanks Janet

Help gratefully received for coverage e.g. high tide or pre-high tide around the outfalls/Red Nab or counting the moths - I cannot drive until next Tuesday and John G is unavailable for a bit.  Thanks.  Pete