Monday, 4 July 2016

Two novelties

Heysham Obs
Nothing posted by the ringers, so the only thing I am aware of is the first conclusive proof of successful Cetti's Warbler breeding with a single recently fledged juvenile, but, given one territory was within the CES area, we were really expecting this before now and it suggests a first brood failure.  Arthur recorded a Ringlet on the Middleton butterfly transect on 30th June and this is the first fully-confirmed record after a previous second hand report from an otherwise well-recorded part of the site.  This one was from the corridor of EDF energy land with the underground cables running east-west alongside the golf course and is not often checked for butterflies

Outfalls/Red Nab
Late check of seagulls which were already wheeling their way towards Middleton spring tide roost.  Single adult and two 2CY Meds remained

Two of a Heysham micro specialist Phtheochroa inopiana (spelling correct from memory?) - a larval fleabane eater not very common in the north