Bits and Pieces

11th June 2010 – sunny spells WNW 1/2/3/4
Still extremely quiet over the sea with just small numbers of Gannet, Common Scoter, Sandwich Tern and Guillemot logged early morning.
Grounded Migrants
A single Wheatear was logged, while four juvenile Stonechat were evidence of post-breeding dispersal.
Diurnal Migration
Two late House Martin flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Two drake Wigeon were presumed to be early returning birds.
The moth trap again was the main focus of attention with 380 moths of 57 species identified. Highlights were Caloptilia syringella and Coleophora albicosta – both apparently new island records, but presumably overlooked in the past. Also seen were Sand Dart, Buff Ermine, Elephant Hawkmoth and Crambus lathoniellus – all new for the year.
Elephant Hawkmoth, Coleophora alibicosta and Caloptilia syringella