Saturday, 6 July 2019

The Ringlets Have It.

On Thursday, a couple of hours at Heysham 10.15 - 12.15 produced 12 Mediterranean Gull, 8 on Red Nab, 3 on No2 Outfall, and 1 on No1 Outfall. I'm reliably informed of up to 30 birds on the early incoming tide that morning, but soon flew south, which accounts for my only finding twelve.

Rock Pipit Heysham Harbour 4 July. Pete Woodruff.

The breeding Rock Pipit seen carrying food for young, was by the lighthouse on the south wall.

Ringlet Heysham NR 4 July. Pete Woodruff.

Thirty minutes in the southern half of Heysham NR showed me an amazing 52 Ringlet, 16 Small Skipper, 6 Painted Lady, a Gatekeeper, a Six-spot Burnet, and 2 Chiffchaff

Mediterranean Gulls Conder Pool 24 June

Thanks to Ian Pinkerton for sending me his video of the two Mediterranean Gull, showing the black wing-tip markings of the ringed 2nd summer bird ZHF3, separating it from the all-white adult bird....As always, Full Screen is best.

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