Mediterranean Gull

23rd July 2016 – overcast SW1/2
Offshore sightings included 206 Sandwich Tern, 54 Common Scoter, 6 Gannet and a Manx Shearwater.
Grounded Migrants
Several Willow Warbler were new in and the Redstart continues to linger.
Diurnal Migration
A few Swift were again overhead amongst 50 Swallow.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 3210 Knot, 2710 Curlew, 630 Redshank, 39 Whimbrel, 30 Golden Plover, 18 Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper.
An adult Mediterranean Gull was the first of the year and the Little Egret influx was consolidated with 24 birds logged.
Small Wainscot and Narrow-winged Pug were amongst 381 moths of 60 species attracted to the moth trap overnight.