First Chiffchaff returns south!

25th June 2010 – overcast SW1
Early morning observations produced 16 Arctic Tern and small numbers of Gannet, Sandwich Tern, Guillemot and Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
A Chiffchaff was perhaps the first sign of southbound passerine migration.
Breeding Birds
The first brood of Shelducklings have finally emerged.
The moth trap again provided a good selection of species amongst a plague of White Satin Moth and the continued work on micros produced Coleophora mayrella and Scrobipalpa costella – both new island records but presumably overlooked in the past. New additions for the year included Acleris bergmanniana, Crambus perlella, Nettle-tap, Dark Fruit-tree Tortrix and White-line Dart.