Sunday, 29 May 2016

SD36 time

Heysham Obs
A visit to the south harbour wall to see what moths and other beasties were there and also check on the territorial Ringed Plover for work.  A ringing session at Middleton NR was very valuable as it enabled the final summer visitor adults (Reed Warbler) to be caught and the 7 included four from previous years.  One or two baby Robin and Dunnock also materialised and there were a couple of retrap Cetti's Warblers, neither of which was a female with brood patch

South wall/outfalls
Common Gull - 46 2CY
Med Gull - blackish-headed 2CY
Ringed Plover - heard alarm calling from within PS as a group walked along the seawall to the south

SD36 insects
Mother Shipton - this mirrors Lou Cross's record from the north harbour wall last year - unfortunately it seemed to be just passing through and was lost near the seawall to the south.  Its still a dot on the 'white hole'!
Clepsis spectrana - 1
Common Blue - 17ish
Large White - 1
Small White - 1
Lots of solitary bees/wasps - worth a specialist having a look as they are probably all new for 10k square

Office moth trap
Another Eyed Hawk-moth with a late fairly fresh Hebrew Character, a couple of Herald and I think Turnip Moth is new for year