Pete has asked that all recorders check that they are aware of the complicated SD boundaries and intersections in the recording area. Some guidelines and a map have been added to the sidebar on the right - thanks.
Mediterranean gull 2 near Red Nab this morning.
Rock pipit - the only one seen today was to the east of the saltmarsh.
Lapwing 2 on Ocean Edge football pitch. unseasonal birds here - possibly taking advantage of the lockdowned caravan park.
Middleton Nature Reserve - 05:20 - 09:20 AD and JM
A smallish mixed bag with a high proportion of retraps. Some juvenile birds around now with young Dunnock, Robin (2), Chiffchaff (3) and Blackcap ringed.
Swift - 30 appeared from an easterly direction at 09.30 and whizzed around over the reserve for ten minutes before moving towards the golf course and finally dispersing.
A moth trap that was set overnight cobtained a good catch, including a Straw Underwing, very early in the season for this species.
While we are talking moths. These Mullein moth caterpillars were feeding on a mullein plant in a garden in Heysham Village.
This young Field Vole came out from under the brambles near the waterfall.