Tuesday 25 September 2012

Silver Y weather

Heysham Obs
Silver Y moths seem to be thriving in this weather with 9 in the trap this morning.  Otherwise some birding from the car was the only sensible option:

Little Gull - ad outfalls
Arctic tern - adult outfalls
Tufted Duck - 17 model boat pond Middleton

Migrant search lunchtime
A west-north-west wind unfortunately decided to get up during a very short break in the rain (surely a very local phenomenon relating to being near the centre of this low) and what would have been sheltered sites off north-easterlies, harbouring migrants, were suddenly windswept! About 45 mins possible.
Goldcrest - at least 5
Chiffchaff - 2
Blackcap - one

Silver Y (9), Pink-barred Sallow and 3 Treble Bar in the trap