Waders steadily increase

9th July 2010 – rain SE2/3
Wildfowl and Waders
The first 2 Shoveler returned and waders included 7 Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Grey Plover, 5 Greenshank and a Bar-tailed Godwit amongst 175 Curlew.
The overnight catch produced 750 moths of 86 species highlights included plume moths Amblyptilia acanthadactyla - the first to be recorded on the island and Platyptilia pallidactyla – the second island record along with Small Rivulet a less than annual visitor and the first Small Rufous of the year.
Amblyptilia acanthadactyla