Tuesday, 17 July 2007

A reasonable moth night

Heysham Obs
Wooden jetty
Black Guillemots still present according to visiting birder

No Meds, one 1st S Kittiwake during high tide check

A short evening session at Middleton produced a new male Reed Warbler (perhaps the second singing bird), 4 new Sedge Warbler (& 3 retraps), 2 new Reed Bunting and a Swift

A Gatekeeper casually recorded on brambles along Moneyclose Lane late afternoon

Available time coincided with a cloudy period! At least one male Black-tailed Skimmer still on the model boat pond at Middleton

Highlighted by the following in the hut trap: Gothic (scarce at Heysham), Southern Wainscot (Southern scarce away from the wetlands) and the first Grass Emerald of the year (a local species)

Gothic, Smoky & Southern Wainscot, Grass Emerald. Thanks Reuben

No definite reports of the Pec Sands at the Allen/EM Pools since yesterday lunchtime. Single Yellow-legged Gull off Glasson. Just one adult Med Gull at Bank End today plus a ringed 1st summer at Lighthouse cottage, Cockerham. No sight/sound of the Corn Bunting there.