Wednesday, 5 August 2015


Heysham Obs
What seemed to be a going through the motions check of Red Nab, on recent form, was surprisingly good with e.g. a really high Med ration amongst the Black-headed Gulls.  On the downside, it doesn't appear that there is any food coming out of Heysham one outfall.  Anyone able to check the swallow roost numbers at Middleton tonight please (c2050 ish)?  Thanks.

Outfalls/Red Nab
Little Gull - moulting adult Red Nab
Med Gull - 6 x ad, 2 x 2CY and 3 x juv
Greenshank - one adult with Redshank OE saltmarsh
Redshank - 119
Swallow - loose flock of 16 heading south purposefully towards Potts corner
Whimbrel - at least 2 prob 3

Two traps checked, one the toilet, produced a heap of typical August noctuid dross with absolutely nothing worthy of mention (I find January more interesting than August for moths unless specialised habitat is targeted)