First Shoveler and Black-tailed Godwit return

29th June 2011 – bright and sunny W2
Grounded Migrants
Willow Warbler continue to move through with seven birds logged.
Diurnal Migration
Three Sand Martin provided further evidence of diurnal migration.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first 2 Shoveler returned and waders included the first Black-tailed Godwit of the autumn.
Immigrants attracted to the moth traps overnight involved Rusty Dot Pearl and Diamond-back Moth. An example of Mompha ochraceella appears to be the first island record and the first Dun-bar recorded for several years was also seen.
Dun-bar, Rusty Dot Pearl and Mompha ochraceella.