Redstart and Spotted Flycatcher

12th July 2019 – early showers clearing to sunny spells NW//3/4
Early morning observations over the sea between the showers (0700-0800) revealed 68 Common Scoter, 62 Manx Shearwater, 34 Sandwich Tern, 32 Gannet and 5 Kittiwake.
Grounded Migrants
Newly grounded birds involved 2 Spotted Flycatcher and a Redstart .
Wildfowl and waders
Three Greenshank amongst 190 Redshank were the pick of the waders.
Four Raven and single Little Owl and Peregrine were the best of the rest.
Butterflies and Moths
A check of the Small Skipper colony located 11 individuals and a Holly Blue amongst a few Gatekeeper and good numbers of Meadow Brown. The moth trap contained 206 of 45 species including Small Dusty Wave –new for the year and a recent addition to the island list.