Very light air movement early on, initially from NE before moving west and freshening slightly. Mainly warm and sunny.
|Both Painted Lady looked quite fresh|
|As did most of the Red Admiral, but this must be the tattiest one I've ever seen!|
John carried out a ringing session this morning and the results were much the same as yesterday. The weather conditions were calm and clear sun again with little evidence of birds moving around the reserve or overhead. The disappointing capture total was just:
Willow Warbler 2
Great Tit 1
Heysham Nature Reserve
Just a quick look in the evening
Migrant Hawker 1
Common Darter 15+
I like this shot of a male Common Darter,
resting on one of the many informational notice boards around the reserve.
I know today's title is an old joke, but it's one that I've always liked, plus new jokes aren't as good as the old ones! (MD)
Pete dug this shot out from somewhere. It's looking out over the Heysham Reserve marsh in 1984. Two things are striking, the amount of vegetation in the marsh and the lack of trees and shrubs around.
The good news is that both of these observers still regularly
provide excellent records for the observatory.
It wasn't possible to take a shot today from the same location, as this slope is now covered in shrubs and trees obscure the view of the marsh, but this shot is looking in roughly the same direction.