Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Showery northwesterly brings forth the old lady

Heysham Obs
A line of showers decided the best route was through Heysham so it rained on and off all day but this did keep the heat haze at bay whilst going through the seagulls

Red Nab/outfalls
Tricky conditions but a few odds and ends
Little Gull - moulting ad /second winter or the ad summer after rapid moult - distantly a few times on the outfalls
Med Gull - darvic with either a dark blue or black background with white (four character) letters/numbers on the left leg, metal below knee right leg was...... as far as I got with a new juv Med - be great if anyone with better eyesight than I could 'nail' this one.  In total:  2 x 2CY, 3 x juv, 2 x ad. possibly/probably more
Sandwich Tern - 1 briefly
Good number of large gulls but no sign of Yellow-legged Gull

Old Lady a welcome addition to the year list along with a more predictable Copper Underwing. 'Escaped during photography' is something these two have in common!