First Little Egret reappears

11th July 2011 – bright and sunny NW2
Early morning observations provided 3 Little Tern and an Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Several Willow Warbler and Whitethroat were the sole candidates for newly arrived birds.
Wildfowl and Waders
At least 3 Greenshank remained amongst 80 Redshank.
Breeding Birds
The large Herring and Lesser Black-backed Gull colony on the south end of the island appears to have had another disastrous breeding season with very few young surviving to fledging for the third successive year.
The first Little Egret of the autumn appeared along the island’s eastern shore.
Immigrants involved Hummingbird Hawkmoth, Rusty-dot Pearl, Dark Swordgrass and Silver Y while recent attractions include Barred Rivulet, Fan-foot, Least Yellow Underwing, Twin-spot Carpet and Southern Wainscot – all new for the year.