Monday, 6 July 2009

A ‘redhead’ Red-breasted Merganser found swimming in Henllwyn in the evening was a mild surprise, and undoubtedly the most interesting sighting of the day. At least 100 Northern Gannets spent the day fishing offshore; considerably more than in recent days. A Common Redshank and 11 Eurasian Curlews on the South End were the only other birds worth mentioning.

Highlights from the moth trap included a Snout and the first Dark Sword-grass of the year. A second trap, a big ‘Robinson’ MV type brought by a visitor to the island, pulled in a spectacular 195 Garden Tigers at Nant.

Red-breasted Merganser (c) Ben Porter

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