First Shoveler return

21st July 2016 – overcast SW1/2
A flock of 130 Sandwich Tern and 3 Gannet fed offshore in the evening.
Grounded Migrants
The Whinchat remains and a Chiffchaff was added to the list of early returning migrants.
Diurnal Migration
Several Swift were overhead.
Wildfowl and Waders
The first 2 Shoveler have returned.
The moth trap has been busy in the recent warm and settled conditions. An overnight catch of 321 moths of 71 species with White-line Dart the top species is typical of the last few days. Recent highlights include Bordered Beauty, Brown-line Bright-eye, Southern Wainscot, Straw Underwing and Least Yellow Underwing – all new for the year, while migrants include Silver Y and Diamond-back Moth.