Middleton Nature Reserve
A comprehensive survey of the flying fauna by Dan (H) - much appreciated
Selected passerines (all nine warblers) singing males;
Whitethroat 8, Willow Warbler 6, Chiffchaff 5, Sedge Warbler 4, Blackcap 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Reed Warbler 2
Plus Cetti's Warbler 1--contact calls only.
Greenfinch 3 Linnet 5 Reed Bunting 6 Meadow Pipit 2. (Bullfinch 2 pairs)
And a bonus - Little Ringed Plover over (from OCean Edge to waterworks) - think this is the only record so far this year.
Black-tailed Skimmer 3 (m, f, teneral)
Four-Spot Chaser 20
Common Blue Damselfly, Blue-tailed, Azure present.
Cockchafer on wing!
Common Blue 13 (males), Red Admiral 2, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Small White 8, Large White 2, Green-veined White 2.
Plus a Large Skipper photographed by Kevin
Teneral Black-tailed Skimmer picture from Dan too
Lighthouse area pair still feeding young in nest, also a third adult in area
This excellent picture from Craig (B) is actually from yesterday, the young must be getting quite large to be being fed such large Sea Slater
The pair on north side below Heysham Head cliffs have at least one fledged young.
This adult was feeding...
Two nice moths from Kevin's trap SD46A
Bordered Sallow - only a few annually on our coast