The morning after the day before!

20th April 2011 – hazy sun E1/2
Grounded Migrants
While there was an increase in the numbers of Willow Warbler, Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat at breeding localities and 4 Grasshopper Warbler were logged, it was otherwise disappointingly quiet with only 3 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap and a Chiffchaff providing further evidence of newly arrived passage birds.
Diurnal Migration
A group of 4 Sand Martin flew through and a Lesser Redpoll dropped in briefly.
Wildfowl and Waders
There was no sign of yesterdays Little Ringed Plover or Avocets
A Barn Owl and Merlin were hunting over the island early morning.
Butterflies and Moths
The first Orange Tip are now on the wing and the moth traps attracted Cochylis atricapitana and Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet both new additions for the year.