Sunday, 14 June 2009

Creepy crawlies start to emerge

Thanks to Colin Adams for these excellent pictures.
Heysham Obs
Middleton IE
Coverage by Colin & Colin revealed a rather belated emergence of Black-tailed Skimmer & Emperor
Black-tailed Skimmer - 4 males, 2 females and 5 tenerals
Red-veined Darter - at least 2 males and one of these attempted to mate with a teneral Common Darter
Common Darter - 2+ teneral, 2 imm males
Emperor - 4-5 males
Large Skipper out
The first really decent moth night this year included the first Freyer's Pug for here, 2 Shaded Pug and the increasingly local Double Dart. Heart and Dart & Shoulder-striped Wainscot dominated

Very unproductive early morning (dropping tide) birding saw just one Black Guillemot in the harbour mouth

A couple of Quail just south of the recording area this afternoon - a good evening to check any cereal fields in the area - ARE there any?!