Sunday 2 September 2012

A red theme

Heysham Obs
Red arrows and red butterflies were the order of the day plus a few Wheatear and the usual fare on Red Nab/outfalls.  Three jet-skiers went around the outfalls along the shipping lane and headed towards Morecambe.  A Spotted Flycatcher was by the Heysham NR office early on but no other sign of new arrivals

Red Nab/outfalls
Med Gull - 4 juv and one adult
Little Gull - adult
Sandwich tern - adult
Wheatear - 2

Office buddlieas
Small Tortoiseshell - 16
Peacock - 1

North wall SD36V
Small Tortoiseshell - 5
Small White - 1
Wheatear - 2
Ringed Plover - 45 flew towards half-moon bay

Swallow roost Middleton 1900-2045hrs
Greenshank - one flew SE just after dusk
c450-500 in roost with 'good numbers' of Sand Martin - at least 20.  81 Swallow and 2 Sand Martin ringed along with a Sedge Warbler

An unusual autumn record of Turnip moth but nothing else of real interest