First warblers begin to head south

3rd July 2022 – early showers then sunny spells WNW3/4
Morning observations over the sea (0700-0800) produced just 34 Sandwich Tern, 26 Common Scoter, 9 Gannet, 9 Manx Shearwater, 4 Guillemot and a Red-breasted Merganser.
Grounded Migrants
A few birds are already heading south with single Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Lesser Whitethroat logged.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 3 Greenshank, 3 Common Sandpiper and a Black-tailed Godwit amongst 30 Redshank.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap held 143 moths of 46 species with Blackneck, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Rosy Minor, Drinker and Garden Tiger all new for the year.