Tuesday 30 April 2013

Skylark highlight

Heysham Obs
Rather different coverage an usual today with no attempt to seawatch after the recent paint-drying experiences.  A bit of unproductive early-morning ringing, breeding bird survey of Middleton and a visit to the outfalls near high tide

Outfalls near high tide
Kittiwake - two 2CY
Arctic Tern - just 30-35

Middleton NR
Skylark - singing male
Grasshopper Warbler - 3 singing males
Lesser Whitethroat - 4-5 singing males
Tree Pipit - one grounded.  Linnet

Heysham NR
Lesser Whitethroat - at least 3 singing males. 2 Male Blackcaps 1 female

Speckled Wood - 2 along road
Brimstone - male
Plenty of Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell