Waders continue to return

23rd June 2022 – warm and sunny ESE1/2
It was exceptionally quiet over the sea early morning (0545-0645) with just 130 Common Scoter, 16 Guillemot, 6 Razorbill, 6 Sandwich Tern, 4 Manx Shearwater and 4 Gannet logged.
Grounded Migrants
Three juvenile Stonechat and a juvenile Great Tit provided further evidence of post-breeding dispersal.
Diurnal Migration
Five Swift flew over.
Wildfowl and Waders
A flock of 40 summering Grey Plover were seen and returning waders included five Snipe and single Greenshank and Common Sandpiper.
The Hooded Crow is still in residence and still attending 4 hybrid juveniles.
The first Black-tailed Skimmers are now on the wing.
Butterflies and Moths
The first Grayling have emerged and migrant butterflies involved 3 Painted Lady and a Red Admiral while the moth trap held 267 moths of 67 species with White Plume Moth, Bee Moth, Satin Wave, Single-dotted Wave, Green Pug and the nationally scarce Sand Dart - all new for the year.