Wednesday, 7 October 2020

YBW - day 4

Moderate west winds, mainly dry after a wet start

Heysham Nature Reserve 
Yellow-Browed Warbler calling from the dipping pond area - thanks to Pete Last

Red Nab area
Mediterranean gull 3 (1 adult, 1 x 1cy, 1 x 2cy)

Heysham skeer - low water 09:30
Knot c 2000
Pink-Footed Goose 73 south 09:45
Great Crested Grebe 1
Eider 4
Red-Breasted Merganser 7 (one group)
Oystercatchers watching the Merganser passing

Middleton Nature Reserve - mid afternoon 
Mute 3 adult 4 cygnet 
Coot 5
Moorhen 8
Little Grebe - none seen on the main ponds, but 1 partial summer plumage on Tim Butler pond.
Mallard 2
Gadwall 9
Teal 5
Teal in front of a Gadwall

The only warblers heard were the "no swimming" and fence ponds Cetti's warblers singing.

The only butterflies seen were Speckled Wood.
Dragonflies - Common Darter c15. Migrant Hawker 5