Moth numbers continue to increase

1st July 2010 – rain/drizzle at times SSE3/4
Still only limited activity over the sea with just small numbers of Gannet, Manx Shearwater, Common Scoter, Arctic Tern, Little Tern and Sandwich Tern logged.
Diurnal Migration
Five Swift flew through.
The moth trap held 913 moths of 88 species – the best catch of the year so far. Rose Tortrix, Croesia holimana, Epiblema roborana, Udea Prunalis, Single-dotted Wave and Antler Moth were all new for the year. Late news concerns the discovery of small numbers of the day-flying Burnet Companion – yet another new species for the island.