Gadwall surprise

16th June 2021 – overcast then murk/mizzle S2
Early morning observations over the sea (0615-0815) produced 605 Manx Shearwater, 130 Sandwich Tern, 32 Gannet, 22 Guillemot, 6 Common Scoter, 5 Gadwall, 4 Puffin, 4 Razorbill, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Arctic Tern and single Common Tern, Kittiwake and Red-breasted Merganser.
Breeding Birds
The first Tufted Duck ducklings have now emerged.
Butterflies and Moths
The light trap attracted 305 moths of 54 species with True lover’s Knot, Ingrailed Clay, Common White Plume and Rusty Dot Pearl all new for the year.