Tuesday 10 May 2016

More blocking unhelpful cloud to the south

Heysham Obs
What a shame there was not a seawatching vigil yesterday instead of about two hours at the most.  The fare today was dreadful due to the blocking cloud and full marks to the observers for persevering and at least coming up with a close dark morph Arctic Skua at 0945hrs. 

Arctic Skua - dark morph in at 0945hrs

Spotted Flycatcher
Singles by Heysham NR dipping pond and in Heysham Head churchyard

c30 per hour in am (Middleton and HNR)

Middleton NR
No sign LRP
Gadwall - pair
Cetti's Warbler - two singing males were either very mobile today or their number has doubled.   Heard from four separate locations am and pm.
Warblers:  Lesser and Common  Whitethroat, Reed and Sedge, two Grasshopper (western and central marshes), two Cetti's, Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler could all be heard at the same time from the concrete road between the west and central marshes - the Garden seems to have moved on