Arctic Skuas

25th July 2013 – sunny spells SE2
A mid-morning check over the sea revealed 2 dark phase Arctic Skua amongst 70 Sandwich Tern, 42 Common Scoter and 21 Gannet.
Grounded Migrants
The steady slow trickle of Willow Warbler continues unabated.
Diurnal Migration
At least 60 Swallow congregated early morning.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included a Whimbrel and a colour-ringed Black-tailed Godwit – hopefully details will follow.
The moth trap again proved very productive holding 711 moths of 93 species with Six-stripe Rustic, Ruby Tiger, Small Rufous, Old Lady, Phoenix, Small Phoenix, July Highflyer and Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing all new for the year.
Old Lady and Phoenix.