Cuckoo and Willow Warbler head south

20th July 2010 – heavy rain at times/calm
Morning observations (0800-0900) produced 31 Common Scoter, 24 Gannet and 2 Sandwich Tern.
Grounded Migrants
A Cuckoo and Willow Warbler – the latter the first juvenile of the autumn - appeared
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 200 Dunlin, 32 Turnstone, 19 Sanderling, 2 Greenshank and single Whimbrel and Common Sandpiper.
Numbers attracted to the moth trap increased dramatically in the calmer conditions with 406 moths of 66 species. Highlights included Agriphila latistria, Double Lobed, Fen Wainscot and Latticed Heath – all new for the year.