Common migrants continue to move through

3rd May 2007 - hazy sun V1/2
A pale phase Arctic Skua flew into Morecambe Bay and other early morning sightings (0715-0815) involved 65 Common Scoter, 60 Sandwich Tern, 16 Arctic Tern, 12 Gannet, 4 Guillemot, 3 Red-throated Diver and single Fulmar and Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
Small numbers of migrant passerines continue to move through, today's totals involved 27 Wheatear, 14 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and single Whinchat and White Wagtail.
Diurnal Migration
Another light passage with 20 Swallow the only movement of note.
Wildfowl and Waders
A Greenshank was perhaps a passage bird and a flock of 200 Sanderling fed along the western shore. A total of 40 Whimbrel was a decrease on recent days.
Breeding Birds
There was another noticeable increase in the numbers of territorial Sedge Warbler, a less spectacular rise in Whitethroat numbers and ringing suggests a further Lesser Whitethroat arrival.
An increase in activity provided several new additions for the year including Shuttle-shaped Dart, Buff-tip, Flame Shoulder, Powdered Quaker and the impressive Small Elephant Hawk-moth.
Small Elephant Hawk-moth