Source Heysham Bird Observatory (LWT) (http://heyshamobservatory.blogspot.com/2018/04/black-redstart.html)

Black Redstart

New for the year today:  Black Redstart and Lesser Whitethroat

Black Redstart - a very elusive and secretive female/imm, spending large amounts of time in dark crevices between boulders at Red Nab - found by Malcolm late am

Lesser Whitethroat - one started singing next to HNR office midday
Little Gull - two adults flew in off the sea on to the outfalls near high tide
Shag - on the large skeer with Cormorants pre-tide then flew towards harbour
Eider - 175
RB Merg - 9
Great-crested Grebe - 9, including flock of 4 - all sp (north European birds??)

Plants
Presumed fence-hopping Snake's Head Fritillary on Middleton now in flower

Mammals
Grey Seal