First juvenile Willow Warbler begin to head south

17th July 2022 – overcast with light rain then hot and sunny V1/2
Grounded Migrants
Five Willow Warbler included the first southbound juveniles.
Diurnal Migration
A total of 14 Swift were recorded.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 3 Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper.
Breeding Birds
Sand Martin and Shelduck have had some success, though no House Martins are breeding on the island for the second successive year.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap held 312 moths of 70 species with White-line Dart the dominant species and Fen Wainscot and Crescent both new for the year.
At least the dragonflies, including Emperor and Common Darter liked the hot conditions.