Friday, 10 July 2009

A perfectly calm morning seemed to have brought a handful of migrating oddments to the island: a Tree Pipit was seen near the lime kiln in the morning, a Grey Wagtail flew over, a Common Kestrel was hunting over the lowlands and a single Common Starling was observed associating with a family of Common Stonechats. On the coast, three Grey Herons and two Whimbrels were with 14 Eurasian Curlews and four Common Redshanks.

A Dingy Footman caught in the moth trap in Cristin Withy was only the third ever seen on the island.

Scarce Footman (left) and Dingy Footman (c) Richard Else

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