Waders continue to build

21st August 2016 – sunshine and showers W4
Observations over the sea (0800-0900 & 1430-1530) produced totals of 163 Common Scoter, 79 Manx Shearwater, 71 Gannet, 57 Sandwich Tern, 3 Shag, 3 Kittiwake, 2 Fulmar and single Arctic Skua and Arctic Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Again sparse with just 3 Wheatear, 3 Willow Warbler and a Sedge Warbler logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 2250 Curlew, 80 Golden Plover, 35 Grey Plover, 6 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Greenshank and a Whimbrel.
At least 31 Little Egret remain.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap attracted only small numbers overnight but included Acleris sparsana, which would appear to be the first island record, along with Old Lady and Yellow-barred Brindle.
Acleris sparsana.