Swifts and Sand Martins head south

4th July 2011 – warm and sunny E2
Grounded Migrants
A further 4 Willow Warbler were logged.
Diurnal Migration
The first evidence of some concerted movement early morning was provided by a total of 40 Swift and 20 Sand Martin heading south.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 6 Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper remain.
An excellent catch with 352 moths of 65 species identified, amongst which were Barred Yellow, Double Lobed, Clay, Dark Spectacle, July Highflyer, Double Square Spot and Short-cloaked Moth – all new for the year.
Double Lobed and Barred Yellow – both scarce visitors to the moth trap.