Hirundines begin to move

13th July 2010 – bright start/rain later SE2/3
Just small numbers of Gannet, Sandwich Tern and Guillemot were logged early morning.
Diurnal Migration
Swallows are beginning to gather and 30 Sand Martin and a Swift moved through.
Wildfowl and Waders
A Common Sandpiper was logged.
The overnight catch produced 603 moths of 71 species highlights included Peach Blossom – a less than annual visitor while Lesser Broad-bordered Yellow Underwing and Least Yellow Underwing were new for the year. Additional identification work from images taken during yesterday’s large moth catch revealed Orchard Ermine and Calamotropha paludella both are first island records.

Orchard Ermine and Calamotropha paludella