Monday, 8 June 2009

The continuing easterly breeze again brought in a few avian odds and ends, with a new Sky Lark, a Common Whitethroat, a Spotted Flycatcher, four Blackcaps, six Sedge Warblers, a Willow Warbler and three Common Chiffchaffs seen in the morning. Two Sanderlings were on the beach and three Eurasian Siskins, two redpolls and two European Goldfinches were flying around the island. Early in the afternoon an immature male Eurasian Golden Oriole was discovered at Nant, and just like the one the previous week, it managed to cannily evade the best attempts to catch it.

A Poplar Hawkmoth, the first one of the year, was in the moth trap at Cristin.

Golden Oriole at Nant
8 June 2009 (c) Steven Stansfield

Poplar Hawkmoth
8 June 2009 (c) Steve Stansfield

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