Light NW breeze mainly sunny.
Early morning from Pete:
Sandwich Tern 35 shipping lane south of harbour mainly on distant buoys
Lesser Whitethroat 2 ringed plus another singing at Heysham Nature Reserve
Reed Warbler also singing in Heysham Nature Reserve - ref Reuben
Reports today suggesting that the Ring Ouzel was still around was the result of a report from yesterday ending up on on the local group WhatsApp today.
I had a walk along the rising waterline out from the north sea wall (MD).
Only 4 Sandwich Terns around the inshore buoys.
Whimbrel 1 - this clip shows most of the defining features of a Whimbrel, including its distinctive call.
Middleton Nature Reserve (MD)
A very pleasant afternoon stroll around the eastern half of the reserve.
Greylag goose 3
Mute Swan 2 breeding pair plus a single adult (possibly with a mate on hidden nest).
Little grebe 2 feeding birds. They look particularly smart at this time of year.
Several of each, Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap.
Cetti's Warbler 2 (no swimming pond and central marsh)
Common Whitethroat 1
Lesser Whitethroat 3
Plenty of butterflies this afternoon, mainly
Orange Tip 31 (4 female)
Plenty of males to go round, but "go around" was all this male did!Speckled Wood 7
Common Blue 1
|First Damselfly of the year - Large Red|
Ignore the name it was diminutive and very difficult to get a decent shot