Thursday, 7 July 2016

Biodiverse outfalls

Heysham Obs
Outfalls/Red Nab one hour before tide
Too late for Meds but:
Arctic Tern - adult inner end Heysham 2
Little Gull - 2CY Heysham two outfall then disappeared (IOA)
Sandwich tern - adult Red Nab (IOA)
Greenshank - adult ocean edge saltmarsh (IOA)
Whimbrel - one displaced by tide from Red Nab
Little Egret - 1

Thanks for these pics, Janet, including the first Ringlet open winged shot ever taken here and a 'proper' Riband Wave!

A small catch but good variety as the trap was checked prior to any sunlight.  Double Dart was unusually topping the list until pipped at the post by two Dark Arches on the last egg packing.  Catch included White Satin and Blackneck