Passage at an end

4th June 2018 – overcast/ murky V1/2
The large flock of Common Scoter continues to reside in the mouth of Morecambe Bay with 1400 birds logged. Additional sightings included 1000 Eider, 140 Sandwich Tern, 40 Gannet and a Little Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Only evidenced by a solitary Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
Swallow and Swift continue to trickle through.
Wildfowl and Waders
The female Wigeon remains and waders included 60 Knot, 19 Sanderling and 5 Turnstone.
A recent addition to the breeding list a pair of Jay would again appear to be breeding on the island.
The numbers attracted to the moth trap overnight continue to grow with Dark Swordgrass and Diamond-back the only immigrant recorded. Resident species included Poplar Hawkmoth and Ingrailed Clay, along with Brown China Mark, Beautiful China Mark and Small China Mark and an early White-line Dart.