Marsh Harrier and Green Sandpiper

22nd July 2022 – overcast/rain at times SE2/3
A quick check of the sea produced 33 Sandwich Tern, 4 Little Tern, 2 Arctic Skua and a Common Tern.
Grounded Migrants
Warblers involved 10 Sedge Warbler, 5 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat, at least some of which were grounded migrants.
Wildfowl and Waders
Waders included 540 Dunlin, 350 Redshank, 9 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwit and single Green Sandpiper and Whimbrel.
A juvenile Marsh Harrier hunted the salt marshes along the eastern side of the island and the long-staying Hooded Crow and a Peregrine were the best of the rest.
Butterflies and Moths
The moth trap held 426 moths of 81 species with White-lined Dart remaining the dominant species and Small Dusty Wave, Barred Yellow, Small Rufous and Willow Beauty all new for the year.