Velvet Scoter continues to linger

9th June 2010 – overcast/showers ENE3/4/5/6
Grounded Migrants
The first Wheatear for a while, presumably still heading north, was logged.
Diurnal Migration
A Swift was the only record of note.
Wildfowl and Waders
The summering female Velvet Scoter continues to skulk amongst the breeding Eider population.
The moth trap again was the main focus of attention with 526 moths of 56 species identified, the best night of the summer so far. Highlights were Orthotaenia undulana – the first since 1987 and Green Carpet – the first since 1995.
Green Carpet and Orthotaenia undulana