Common Scoter on the move

12th July 2022 – overcast/light rain SW2/3
The switch in the wind direction provided for a more productive early morning seawatch (0615-0815) with 750 Common Scoter, 96 Manx Shearwater, 80 Sandwich Tern, 67 Gannet, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Guillemot, 3 Kittiwake and an Arctic Skua logged.
Grounded Migrants
Limited to a single Willow Warbler.
Diurnal Migration
Two Swift flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 5 Greenshank and a Whimbrel.
The Hooded Crow put in another appearance.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap held 363 moths of 75 species with White-line Dart and Dark Arches the dominant species while Antler Moth, Bordered Beauty, Scalloped Oak, Swallow-tailed Moth and Double Square-spot new for the year.