Friday 23 August 2013

Migrant insects and Bonaparte's Gull

Heysham Obs

Office area
Painted Lady on the buddleia and Rush Veneer in the trap along with Oblique Carpet and Brown China Mark of minor note

Tree Pipit - 2 singletons south - no other obvious vis but up to 20 House Martin at one point

Outfalls/Red Nab/Ocean Edge shore
Med Gull - at least 15 (6 2CY, 5 juv, 1 3CY, 4 adult)
Little Gull - not seen very well but either an advanced 2CY to 3CY or a 3CY - probably the same as the other day.  No sign of the adult which can be very erratic, especially during calmer weather
Bonaparte's Gull - showing on Red Nab, then flew south but could only find little gull on mudflats