Wednesday 7 June 2023

BHG numbers growing quickly

The east wind shifted more to SE during the day. Sunny after an overcast start.

South shore
I had a walk along the sea wall on the early rising tide mid morning (MD)
Black-Headed Gull c200 - there were 160 on No.1 outflow and the beach between the outflows.
No Mediterranean Gulls seen today
Common Gull 5
First Summer Common Gull

Common Gull and Black-Headed Gull

The Herring Gulls nesting on the Harbour platform have at least 2 chicks

The Rock Pipits continue to confuse. There were four near the lighthouse, all appeared to be adult. One was taking food to the nest hole. A fifth bird was display calling from the platform near the waterfall.

Red Admiral 1 just behind Red Nab.
This Song Thrush was collecting food in the Nature Park 

Kevin Eaves had a check for insects. 
Six-spot Burnet were emerging from pupae attached to the wall.
Six-spot Burnet moth

Also these two from yesterday:
Red-and-Black Froghopper

Peppered moth

One of the many Four-spotted Chasers on Middleton Nature Reserve today
Picture by Janet
Jay on Heysham Nature Reserve car park fence

Heysham skear (MD)
A pleasant evening stroll as the tide exposed the skear.
Red-breasted Merganser 4 - 2 pairs
Great Crested Grebe 1
Oystercatcher c100
Curlew 28
Whimbrel 2 together
No small waders again today