Spring passage draws to a close

21st May 2014 – bright and sunny SE2
Observations (0615-0715) produced 86 Gannet, 64 Guillemot, 7 Razorbill, 6 Red-throated Diver, 3 Common Scoter and 2 Kittiwake.
Diurnal Migration
The daily trickle of Swallow continues.
Grounded Migrants
A few Wheatear were the only evidence of newly grounded birds.
Wildfowl and Waders
The 2 dark-bellied and 3 pale-bellied Brent Goose remain and a Whimbrel was the pick of the waders.
The moth trap has finally come to life following the warm dry spell with 316 moths of 36 species trapped. Small Square-spot was the top species with 104 individuals logged while Common Swift, Sandy Carpet, Lime Speck Pug, Elephant Hawkmoth, Dog’s Tooth, Ruby Tiger and Treble Lines were all new for the year.