Wood Sandpiper

16th August 2016 – Bright and sunny ESE2/3
Grounded Migrants
There was little evidence of any grounded passerines with just 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Wheatear and a Whitethroat logged.
Diurnal Migration
A flock of 34 Swift hurtled through.
Wildfowl and Waders
A Wood Sandpiper was newly arrived amongst the Greenshank, Whimbrel and Black-tailed Godwit.
The Hen Harrier continues to roam the island.
A total of 240 moths of 41 species were attracted overnight with totals again dominated by 67 While-lined Dart. Immigrants were represented by a single Dark Swordgrass and Silver Y whilst Feathered Rannunculus was new for the year.