Diminishing returns

19th May 2022 – sunny spells WSW3
Early morning observations over the sea (0600-0800) continued to provide diminishing returns in regard to variety although 360 Guillemot, 210 Manx Shearwater, 140 Sandwich Tern, 115 Gannet, 54 Kittiwake, 31 Razorbill, 22 Common Scoter and single Red-throated Diver and Fulmar were logged.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to 3 Wheatear.
Diurnal Migration
Small numbers of Swallow are still moving through, amongst which was a single House Martin.
The long-staying Hooded Crow remains and 6 Raven were logged.
Four-spotted Chaser, Common Blue Damselfly and Blue-tailed Damselfly are now on the wing.
Butterflies and Moths
A Dingy Skipper wase the pick of the butterfly sightings and the moth trap attracted Dark Sword-grass and Silver Y - both new for the year along with a field record of Burnet Companion.