No need to worry about the prolonged 'grounding' of red veined darters. A single sweep from the seat saw nine males over the model boat pond with smaller counts including at least one almost certain additional insect over the next five minutes. No time to check the western shore
On red nab there was a new 2cy med gull - a large individual with an unremarkable head pattern cf being lost amongst bhg and moulted greater coverts giving the folded wing a very 'plain' look for so early in the "autumn"
Heysham skeers held two common scoter in the channel, a small flock of Canada geese past and a build up of little egret. Detail later