Four species of tern

29th July 2022 – sunny spells SE2/3
Morning observations (0730-0830) produced more variety than of late with 49 Common Scoter, 24 Sandwich Tern, 12 Arctic Tern, 11 Gannet, 4 Little Tern, 2 Arctic Skua, 2 Manx Shearwater and a Common Tern logged.
Grounded Migrants
An adult White Wagtail was amongst 52 Pied Wagtail while warblers involved 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler and 3 Whitethroat.
Diurnal Migration
A Swift flew through.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 22 Greenshank and single Common Sandpiper and Black-tailed Godwit.
The Hooded Crow remains although several hybrids are now causing some identification issues.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap held 442 of 69 species with an influx of immigrants noted involving 12 Silver Y, 2 Diamond-backed Moth and single Rush Veneer, Rusty Dot Pearl and Bordered Straw. In addition, Scotch Smudge, Flounced Rustic, Grass Emerald, Tawny Shears, Phoenix and Pale Mottled Willow were new for the year.