Manx Shearwater on the move

1st June 2012 – overcast WNW1/2
A check over the sea early morning (0730-0900) was greeted by a constant passage of Manx Shearwater with 775 logged in the first hour and a total of 1000 birds recorded. Associated with this passage were 73 Common Scoter, 28 Gannet, 17 Guillemot, 6 Sandwich Tern, 3 Razorbill, 2 Little Tern, 2 Fulmar, 2 Kittiwake and single Arctic Skua, Arctic Tern and Common Tern
Diurnal Migration
A few Swallow were still coming in off the sea.
The moth trap held White Colon and Sandy Carpet and as predicted a new species of micro-moth for the island in the form of Ancylis unquicella