Monday, 22 June 2009

Even at this time of year, when spring migration has petered out and long before south-bound returning migrants are expected to pass through, odd individual birds do still seem to appear occasionally: today’s offering being a single Spotted Flycatcher on the Narrows. A Common Swift flew north, and three Common Redshanks arrived on Solfach to signal the recommencement of wader passage.

An excellent night for moth-trapping produced the largest insect haul of the year. 42 different species were caught including a Ruby Tiger, a couple of Scarce Footmen and the first record of Bramble Shoot Moth for the island.

Scarce Footman (c) Richard Else

Ruby Tiger (c) Richard Else

Bramble Shoot Moth (c) Richard Else

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