Southbound Cuckoo

22nd July 2016 – overcast SW1/2
Small numbers of Gannet and Sandwich Tern again fed offshore.
Grounded Migrants
A Cuckoo was newly arrived while Redstart, Lesser Whitethroat and Willow Warbler were all perhaps lingers from previous days.
Diurnal Migration
A few Swift were again overhead.
An influx of Little Egret was apparent with 25 birds recorded.
The moth trap continues to be with 357 moths of 74 species attracted overnight. Highlights included Buff Arches, Dingy Footman, Fen Wainscot and Small Rufous.