Gadwall surprise

6th June 2010 – early fog then showers/calm
Wildfowl and Waders
A flock of 4 Gadwall was an unusual record for the island at this time of the year.
Fortunately the moth trap continues to keep observers amused with 438 moths of 48 species trapped overnight. The pick of the bunch was Aethes Smeathmannia - the first since 1985 and a Flame Carpet – the first since 2000 – and new for the year were Oblique Carpet, Dusky Brocade, Plum Tortrix and Eucosma campolilana.
Flame Carpet and Eucosma campolilana.