Wednesday 9 April 2014

Herald and Arctic Skua new for the year

Heysham Obs

Sea 0730-0830ish (thanks Pete C)
Arctic Skua - flock of three dark morph headed 'in' at 0750, close inshore at Yellow Buoy range
Lots of imm large gulls around but nothing could be found with them

No other seabirds!

Vis mig comprised 4 Meadow Pipit over the space of about an hour.  Dead!

Nothing grounded Wheatear-wise early morning

Afternoon (thanks Janet)
Swallow - three north
Wheatear - one Ocean Edge

Moths & butterflies
Herald new for the year
The first Speckled Wood of the year was seen as well as the first Green-veined White of the year (pic)