27th July 2011 – bright and sunny V1
Another quick check over the sea early morning before the heat haze kicked in produced a feeding group of 54 Gannet, 30 Sandwich Tern and 7 Little Tern while 3 Common Scoter flew past.
Two Cuckoo and a Lesser Whitethroat were amongst another trickle of Willow Warbler and Whitethroat.
A group of 5 Sand Martin flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
A Common Sandpiper was the pick of the waders.
Swallow numbers are now beginning to congregate with 100 birds logged
The moth traps produced a varied selection with 70 species identified. Highlights involved first island records for Agapeta zoegana and Small China Mark, the first Silky Wainscot for 25 years, Chilo phragmitella – the first for 10 years and the first Yellow-tail of the year. Immigrants involved 7 Dark Swordgrass and 2 Silver Y.
Agapeta zoegana, Chilo phragmitella, Small China Mark and Silky Wainscot.