Friday, 13 July 2007

Good moth catch at last

Heysham Obs
Wooden jetty/outfalls
The two Black Guillemot spent the high tide period on the top of the wooden jetty (thanks Tony)

A visit to the outfalls and Red Nab just after high tide led to not a single sighting worthy of registration as the gulls again presumably dispersed to wet fields and the Kittiwake was in hiding

Middleton IE
c35 House Martin, a few Swallow but no Swift at this usually favoured site

140 of 43 species in the trap including Pale Mottled Willow (scarce here), Dark Spinach (2nd or 3rd record), Eyed Hawk-moth and three Poplar Hawk-moth

TWO Pectoral Sandpiper on the Allen Pool - havent seen them or any pics yet but one has been reported as a juv which is extremely early for a very distant origin. Also one Spoonbill. Adult Yellow-legged Gull and 4+ Whimbrel on the Lune Estuary as viewed from Sunderland in the late afternoon rain.