East wind brings in the butterflies

A light east breeze in the morning freshened during the afternoon.South shoreOcean Edge foreshore and saltmarsh (MD)Wheatear 1 female/immature on foreshoreThe gull roost on the mud out from the saltmarsh was much smaller today. They don’t seem to like …

Plenty of rings and things

Almost breathless early on then the westerly breeze returned. Hot and sunny.South shore – towards high waterPete Crooks did a thorough check of Red Nab, but started slightly later than planned. This white ringed 3rd calendar year Mediterranean gull mus…

By popular demand…….Red jelly blobs!

The day started with a light south breeze, but it soon swung back to the west and freshened. Still very hot and sunny.Ocean Edge and Red Nab – high water 09:25There were 525 gulls roosting on the mud just out from the saltmarsh There were 525 gull…

Ticking Robins

At 5 o’clock yesterday morning, from a soundscape perspective, it felt like Autumn, as there were several ‘ticking’ Robins as I put the nets up in the reedbed and scrub at the Obs. However, the temperature made it feel like the height of summer, as alr…

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First juvenile Med arrives

Still hot and sunny with west breeze.Heysham skear – low water 15:20Oystercatcher large numbers as ever, Curlew c50Turnstone two lots of 10 and 2 on middle skear, probably passage. Another 14 on inner skear, possibly resident.Redshank at least 150, lar…

Birds, Bugs And Botany

Yesterday, Gail and I had to check two Spotted Flycatcher nests in Bowland, and to make a morning of it, I decided to show Gail two pieces of nice grassland; one on one of my client’s farm, and another on a friend’s. Both are in Bowland, and fairly clo…

Meds mystery

And, so it continues, hot, sunny and SW to W breeze.South shore as tide was leaving the sea wall.Large gulls juveniles – there were 25 between Red Nab and No.2 outflow plus another 7 between No.2 and No.1 outflow.Rock Pipits 3. 2 together on Red Nab pl…

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Knot back!……well, a Knot about

Light westerlies and hot sunshine continues, although there were some clouds around today.South shore mid morning Rock Pipits 2 on Red NabMediterranean gulls 5 adult plus 1 x 3rd calendar year, on the beach next to the wooden jetty, the tubes of t…