Friday, 17 July 2015

Depressed seagulls

Heysham Obs
If you are on the spit looking for Red-veined darters, why not take a small plastic bag and pull up  a few small sea buckthorn seedlings and help us with this perennial problem - not the big ones they are prickly! Thanks

Numbers of seagulls on Red Nab were perhaps surprisingly low today - will be interesting to see what tomorrows south-westerly brings in. Belated first Whimbrel of the autumn.

Red Nab/outfalls
Med Gull - 7 adult (one with Red darvic),2 3CY, just the one 2CY and one juv
Whimbrel - 2
Only 5 Common Gulls - they have disappeared along with most of the 2CY Meds

Middleton NR
Despite the wind, one male Red-veined Darter made a brief foray over the water at 1245hrs

Just 10 moths in the trap courtesy of an easterly into the window

This new insect book by Brock is great!   Spent ages yesterday on the internet and in various books trying to identify a hoverfly - straight to it in this new book.   Seen yesterday on the north harbour wall (SD36V) and the previous day on the Heysham NR butterfly census (SD45E) = Chrysotoxum bicinctum